EA confirms Mass Effect 2 for 2010

Written by Joe Martin

February 4, 2009 // 12:06 p.m.

Tags: #battlefield #battlefield-bad-company #dead-space-wii #mass-effect-2 #mass-effect-2-preview

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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