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EA confirms Mass Effect 2 for 2010

EA confirms Mass Effect 2 for 2010

EA has confirmed Mass Effect 2 as a multiplatform release for 2010, along with a few other titles.

It's interesting how things come in threes; today Harry finished Mass Effect on the PC finally, I'm wearing a Mass Effect t-shirt and Electronic Arts has confirmed a 2010 release date for Mass Effect 2. Huh.

Apparently meant to be unveiled at the cancelled EA press event the other day, EA has today confessed that Mass Effect 2 is on track for a 2010 release on multiple platforms.

Which platforms exactly haven't been confirmed, but a PC and Xbox 360 release seems likely given that BioWare has already announced intentions to let players bring characters from the first game over to the sequel via their savegames. A PlayStation 3 or Wii release is still possible though, with BioWare having previously mentioned being interested by a Mass Effect DS game too.

That wasn't all that was set to be unveiled either, it seems. During a conference call regarding the Q3 financial performance of the company, CEO John Riccitiello confirmed that EA was also going to be porting Dead Space to the Nintendo Wii in the future, though no dates were laid down.

Going further, Riccitiello confirmed rumours about a new Battlefield: Bad Company game for consoles, which is apparently the next project of Battlefield developer DICE. The game will apparently be a direct sequel to the first Bad Company, be console-exclusive, use the same engine and tech and be ready for 2010.

Does all that sound good to you, or are you still annoyed by the recent delays also announced by EA? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Flibblebot 4th February 2009, 12:24 Quote
Soooo happy about Mass Effect 2 - even though we knew it was coming, it's good to get confirmation. I wonder if there's going to be any more DLC for the original in the meantime?
Fod 4th February 2009, 12:25 Quote
2010? that's like, too long :(
it's a trilogy - so the concluding chapter's gonna be something insane like 2013.
reflux 4th February 2009, 12:35 Quote
....and where the hell is the new Battlefield game for PCs?!??
UrbanMarine 4th February 2009, 12:37 Quote
Three years between titles isn't too bad. At least the games worth waiting for unlike other trilogies.
Journeyer 4th February 2009, 12:43 Quote
So, realistically we're looking at a summer of 2010 release?

*twiddles thumbs*
(Can someone come to dust me off as I wait? I'll put you on a retainer).
Whalemeister 4th February 2009, 12:48 Quote
great news! I just hope that they sort the inventory and menu system out for the PC version, I guess it works well on a console but it really was hard work on a PC
DragunovHUN 4th February 2009, 12:50 Quote
No word on a new Army of Two game? :(
HitmanAdski 4th February 2009, 13:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by reflux
....and where the hell is the new Battlefield game for PCs?!??

EXACTLY... It wasn't too long ago that I heard Bad company was coming out as console exclusive and an interview here on bit-tech.net said that they still had the traditional Battlefield plans for the PC and neither Heroes or Bad company was it... but I'm losing faith and wondering if there is going to be another one like they did before... you know for hardcore games that got them where they are today... good thing Activision knows when a franchise is making money, fans and awards and pumps COD out like there is nothing else out there for us to play... and hey you know what it sells really well.
WildThing 4th February 2009, 13:24 Quote
I loved Mass Effect, can't wait for the sequel!
bowman 4th February 2009, 13:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by reflux
....and where the hell is the new Battlefield game for PCs?!??

It's never gonna exist. They can make a halfassed, short, boring console game for much less time and money (BC) and sell it for more. So why should they bother?

The audience sets the bar for the games, and the bar has been placed very low. I guess they know they can't fork this bad company crap on the PC.
kosch 4th February 2009, 13:26 Quote
I wish they would release a SDK/Editor for mass effect as their DLC still isnt on the 2nd episode yet!
Jordan Wise 4th February 2009, 13:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by bowman
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Originally Posted by reflux
....and where the hell is the new Battlefield game for PCs?!??

It's never gonna exist. They can make a halfassed, short, boring console game for much less time and money (BC) and sell it for more. So why should they bother?

The audience sets the bar for the games, and the bar has been placed very low. I guess they know they can't fork this bad company crap on the PC.

totally agree. It's a shame, i cut my multiplayer FPS teeth on Battlefield 2, loved it to pieces
Sathy 4th February 2009, 20:48 Quote
I would've thought Battlefield: Bad Company was what EA's postponed publishing thingy was going to be about, not Mass Effect or have I been misguided by other gaming medialists? Well, doesn't matter too much really.

Great news none the less, just hope they manage to give us at least some additional content in between, would be sa-weet!
lewchenko 4th February 2009, 21:20 Quote
No battlefield 3 for the PC then... despite how much $$/££ they have made from BF2, 1942 and 2142 (put it this way.. it's magnitudes bigger than a lot of their recent console releases)

A shareholder or top analyst on the quarterly earnings call needs to ask EA why not. I seriously have to question the management decisions being made by EA. No wonder they have just announced a record loss and are cutting 1100 Jobs today.

I wont be buying Bad Company 2. The 1st was mediocre despite glowing reviews. Worthy of renting only in my opinion.
WildTangent 4th February 2009, 22:58 Quote
Ughh... still no real successor to BF2 I see... I'm very disappointed. The longer they make us wait, the higher our expectations will be when they finally release one. They're only making it harder for themselves this way.
Orca 5th February 2009, 01:36 Quote
Awesome, played the first one a lot so can't wait for this. In fact I think I might start playing it again... always wanted to get all the achievements :) Which reminds me I need to grab the Ascension book as well!
DXR_13KE 5th February 2009, 20:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by reflux
....and where the hell is the new Battlefield game for PCs?!??

it will come out with duke nukem forever....
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