Been itching to play one of the best RPG’s of the year but never got around to buying an Xbox? Well, don’t fear the Reapers because Commander Shepard and his crew are taking the Normandy 2 to the Sony galaxy in January 2011.
At the Gamescom conference in Germany, EA announced Tuesday that Mass Effect 2 will be coming to PS3 at the beginning of next year with “hours of bonus content.” No word yet on the extent of this content, but BioWare CEO Ray Muzyka promises “a seamless introduction to the world of Mass Effect, for players that haven’t experienced it before” that “provides a lot of the back-story and introduces you well to the story-arc.” Which is handy, as the Microsoft-published original game will come out on a Sony console when hell freezes over.
Microsoft fired back through IGN that “with both Mass Effect titles launching first on Xbox 360 combined with the wealth of available paid downloadable content on Xbox Live today, Xbox 360 remains the best place to experience the Mass Effect franchise.” This, combined with Muzyka’s comment that they “want make sure the PS3 fans get that [DLC] experience in as full away as possible,” leads us to believe that at least some of the paid DLC will be Microsoft-exclusive, while some of it will be included on the PS3 disc. Oh, and I’ll go out on a limb and say that it’ll be one disc on PS3 instead of the two discs on 360.
And, though Mass Effect 3 hasn’t been formally announced yet at all, it’s a pretty safe bet that it’ll be coming to both HD consoles and PC.
Does this new version of the game pique your interest, or is it too little, too late? What do you want to see in the new version? Let us know you thoughts in the comments below.