Bioware: "Mass Effect not coming to PS3"

Written by Joe Martin

February 4, 2010 // 2:07 p.m.

Tags: #bioware #cerberus #dlc #mass-effect #mass-effect-2 #normandy #price-of-revenge #ps3 #zaeed

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.

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 (via Joystiq). "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.

Let us know your thoughts on the game in the forums, and check out our Mass Effect 2 PC review for more information.


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