Mass Effect 2, the recently released space RPG from BioWare is definitely not coming to PS3.

Despite rumors circling around stemming from PS3 source code found in the game BioWare’s Chris Priestly says it’s all rubbish.

“The Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code,” he writes on the BioWare forums. “This was brought up back in Mass Effect 1 days as well.”

Mass Effect is for the PC and Xbox 360,” he went on to say.

We’re sorry PS3 gamers. Mass Effect 2 is a terrific title, truly one of the best, but I think you have something Xbox 360 gamers don’t have. Are we even?

Source: Destructoid

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  1. Troy R.

    “Mass Effect is for the PC and Xbox 360,” he went on to say.

    Nowhere does he actually say “Mass Effect 2 Not Coming To PS3.” In fact, he is simply stating an obvious fact of today: that Mass Effect 2 is on the PC and 360.

    This is par-for-the-course where timed exclusives are concerned. BioWare simply cannot mention, promote, create buzz for, or hint at a Mass Effect release on another platform while the exclusivity arrangement is tolling. Moreover, despite what anyone at BioWare has to say about it, there is no reason for EA not to release a PS3 version at some point. Remember Bioshock and all the DLC for Fallout 3 and GTA IV that PS3 users were never supposed to get? So unless Microsoft has subsidized EA for all the Mass Effect sales that EA could ever potentially see on the PS3, there is really no way EA can justify such console-specific, exclusive game deals to its shareholders. Whereas, timed exclusivity can bring significant revenue to a publisher when Microsoft or Sony puts up a lot of cash, but those deals always have an expiration date. EA ultimately wants control of that IP.

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