Bioware has addressed rumours that a PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2 may be in the works, confirming that the series is intended to be a PC and Xbox 360 exclusive and that no PlayStation 3 release is planned.
Bioware has confirmed that the Mass Effect series is a PC and Xbox 360 exclusive, with new free DLC coming soon.
The rumours first started to do the rounds after fans took a look at some of the engine files on the PC version of the game and found numerous references to a PS3 release.
According to Bioware's Chris Priestly though it's all just a big misunderstanding caused by the cross-platform support allowed for by the Unreal 3 engine which powers Mass Effect 2
"The Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code,
" he said on the official forums
). "This was brought up back in Mass Effect 1 days as well.
Bioware also recently confirmed that some more free downloadable content would be available for the game soon through the Cerberus Network. A recent update to the Bioware twitter feed
says that more free in-game content will be available via the Cerberus Network within a few weeks.
The Cerberus Network is, as well as a means to accessing DLC, part of Bioware's new anti-piracy plan. Access to the network comes free with a new version of the game thanks to a single-use code, which means that second hand customers and pirates will have to buy access, which costs 1200 MS points (about £10), or cope without the extra content.
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