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Rumor: PC Code Reveals Mass Effect 2 May Come to the PS3

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251w ago - According to [Register or Login to view links], some PS3 code found in the PC version of Mass Effect 2 reveals that the title may come to the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

Mass Effect going multi-platform is one of those things that have been speculated about constantly since Electronic Arts bought BioWare back in 2007.

To quote: "EA is not known for having console exclusives and prefers to put its titles on every console in existence.

However, BioWare had an exclusivity with Microsoft for the original Mass Effect to appear only on the Xbox 360 and PC and it is presumed that the exclusivity deal extends to the game's sequels as well.

Meanwhile, Electronics Arts is skillfully deploying "No comment" lines when [Register or Login to view links] asked about the possibility of Mass Effect 2 appearing on the PlayStation 3. Check out the code that Kikoo claims to have found for yourself below."

[SFXGame.BioSFHandler_CharacterR? Ecord2]
m_nMaxRenegade=1900 m_nMaxRenegade = 1900
m_nMaxParagon=1957 m_nMaxParagon = 1957
m_srXPFormat=340881 m_srXPFormat = 340,881
m_srSpendTalentPointsMessageXBox?=348754 m_srSpendTalentPointsMessageXBox? = 348,754
m_srParagonRenegadeMessageXBox=3?48755...
 

EA Confirms Left 4 Dead 2 & Mass Effect 2 PS3 Listings as Errors

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267w ago - Just a day after the rumor that Mass Effect 2 was slated to hit PS3 in 2010 came a second based on a listing from EA's [Register or Login to view links] for Left 4 Dead 2.

Today EA has confirmed to VG247.com (linked above) that both listings are an error, and have now been corrected. Whether both titles will stay exclusive to Microsoft in the future or not remains to be seen.

To quote: "Listing has been taken down. It's now a Xbox 360 only game again.

EA insist both listings for Mass Effect 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 were posted in error."
 

Rumor: Retailer GAME Lists Mass Effect 2 to Hit the PS3 in 2010

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267w ago - Update: [Register or Login to view links] has now revealed that EA's official [Register or Login to view links] also lists Mass Effect 2 as being for Xbox 360, PC and PS3, however, BioWare has simply issued a 'no comment' on it.

To date, BioWare has neither confirmed or denied the existence of a PS3 version of Mass Effect 2.

However, JustPushStart.com (linked above) has uncovered a [Register or Login to view links] on retailer giant GAME's Web site for a PlayStation 3 version set to release on 10/01/2010 with an item code of MASSEFPS3.

The listing currently shows an unknown publisher and developer, and to quote:

"There's been rumor that Mass Effect titles will be ported to the PlayStation 3 but up until now, no official confirmation. Whether or not this is true is truly up to Bioware if they ever decide to put it on the PlayStation 3. As of now, we will have this as a rumor.

Mass Effect 2 is slated to come out early next year for the XBOX 360 and PC early next year."
 

Mass Effect 2 to Get Simultaneous Release for XBox 360 and PC

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274w ago - Mass Effect 2 will receive a simultaneous release on both Xbox 360 and PC when it releases in Q1 2010.

That's according to Associate Producer, Jesse Houston, who confirmed the news to VG247 (linked above) during an interview with him at GamesCom.

To quote: "We learned a lot from building the PC version before, and having built it six months later there was a big difference. So we actually took what we learned from PC and put it back into 360," said Houston, who was talking about the development for the game between the PC and Xbox 360 SKU's.

"Fundamentally, we want you to have the same gameplay experience, but just with the difference in controls. This time round, doing it at the same time for a sim-ship, we can control the differences much more smoothly because it's the same team building it now."
 

Mass Effect 2 - First Gameplay Screens Now Available

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288w ago - We've managed to take the first real time shots of Mass Effect 2, both in-game cutscenes and gameplay, taken from the Mass Effect 2 prelude video leading up to E3.

It's the first time there has been proper screenshots on the net from Mass Effect 2, and there certainly will be more in the run up to E3 itself when it kicks off in the first week of June between June 2nd and June 4th.

We'll hopefully also know more from Microsoft's E3 press conference from June 1st as well as EA's press conference that same day itself.

The game is out early next year, Q1 2010, for the Xbox 360.
 
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