Pachter: Mass Effect may come to PS3
- Posted December 18th, 2007 at 04:38 EDT by
- 31 Comments
Remember when we did a feature on Mass Effects chances of coming to the PlayStation 3 console? It was a really optimistic feature that highlighted the many reasons why the Mass Effect trilogy could end up landing on the PlayStation 3. PSU is not the only one to think this, as it has been a topic of debate ever since EA purchased Bioware a while back.
Michael Pachter, Wedbush Morgan Securities Analyst, has taken his stance on the entire situation by stating he believes that Mass Effect will not remain an Xbox 360 exclusive.
Speaking with a panel of others on Gametrailers, Pachter commented, "Trust me, Electronic Arts, when they threw out the 300 million that is multiplatform that is not 360 only.” And when asked if it will come to the PS3, he finished with, "It has to, I wouldn't be shocked if Mass Effect 1 came to PlayStation 3."
Currently Bioware still labels Mass Effect as an Xbox 360 exclusive. The first game in what is planned as a trilogy is already released with great reviews. Perhaps when it is time to reveal more on Mass Effect 2, will Bioware be able to talk more freely in relation to ME on the PS3.
- 11:41pm EST - December 17th, 2007
Yeah I remember him mentioning this with N Gai and the other person who's head of gametrailers on the subject. Well for now its still considered by many to be a timed exclusive, though it isn't out of the question if mass effect 2 became a timed exclusive for the PS3 later on. One can hope to see the light of day with this for the PS3 since this is EA. XD
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- 11:42pm EST - December 17th, 2007
I'd buy it
- 11:51pm EST - December 17th, 2007
But 1st they need to release mass effect1 in ps3 cuz it say the game is trilogy ,right?
- 11:56pm EST - December 17th, 2007
Don't care for Mass Effect, I'm waiting for Final Fantasy XIII isntead
- 12:12am EST - December 18th, 2007
Who is Michael Pachter? Probably fake... Microsoft game studios was involved with this game... its not like only bioware made the game... on the cover it says microsoft game studios. No way...
- 12:52am EST - December 18th, 2007
PSN ID: Algonath / Gamertag: Algonah.....YES i could not agree more. EA is always HUNGRY for money and will always expand profit much as possible...just like Capcom. They will WITHOUT A DOUGHT bring MassEffect to PS3 and PC................................................................................................................................................@ GINGO....oh and why do you always comment on PSU? Are you part of PSU staff? Are you some PS bot? You have made over 1000 comments and I keep seeing your comments here. Looks like your really into this arent you? AND I know everyone agrees. Why do you comment so much? lol Isnt there other more important things u do like "going to school and going out" like you said before lol no offence lol
- 1:29am EST - December 18th, 2007
We will not see Mass Effect on ps3
- 1:35am EST - December 18th, 2007
2 Mitino2589 Microsoft Game Studio is only publisher of ME for 360.
- 1:42am EST - December 18th, 2007
If it happens I won't be that shocked since EA ownz them now. But I really don't care either way becuz the western RPG's never did anything for me. I can't see myself choosing this over a FF, White Knight Story, Last Remnant, or Star Ocean 4. I can guarantee you though, that this franchise will be on the PC in the future.
- 1:56am EST - December 18th, 2007
Mass Effect suc a 12 hour generatic boring rpg with tons on issues and bugs ans unplayable gameplay , i dont care about that game keep that trash away from my PS3 pls.
FTW i do see this game coming to PC Lots of MS games turn out to get ported. With more content and better graphics.
- 2:26am EST - December 18th, 2007
Hmm Patcher who has no contact with BioWare, Microsoft and EA and is nothing more than an analyst who quite frankly gets 9 out of 10 of his predictions wrong believes a game Microsoft game studio's purchased the exclusive rights to is going to come to the PS3 a SOny platform. Hmm, let me think... not likely. Microsoft forked out a huge amount of money to secure the exclusive rights to Mass Effect, they aren't going to give them up lightly considering its been such a huge seller for them. It'd be out on the PS3 so long after the 360 version any way that it wouldn't be worth EA paying up to wriggle out of the exclusive contract because of low sales. I'd be very surprised to see Mass Effect arrive on the PS3, what makes my prediction any less worthy or creditable to Patcher's?
- 2:40am EST - December 18th, 2007
i might buy it. only because sony is sleeping on the rpg's which is prolly their biggest goof
- 3:44am EST - December 18th, 2007
so we believe what analyst says? seroiusly when is last time analyst got it right?
- 4:41am EST - December 18th, 2007
eh id hit it just to po the 360 guys
- 5:34am EST - December 18th, 2007
Pachter "All 3 companies are joining forces as a newcomer, a 4th gaming system, is on its way and taking a strong hold in all regions previously dominated by Sony's platform as evidenced by reservations selling out in record time." This story is garbage, Pachter is garbage.
- 5:36am EST - December 18th, 2007
I have it guys and believe me....your not missing much. Don't get me wrong, it's a great game, but if it doesn't come out on the ps3....I promise, you won't lose any sleep!!
- 5:39am EST - December 18th, 2007
They might stagger the games. Put a separate team on porting ME1 to PS3, while the original team does ME2. When ME2 releases on 360/PC ME1 comes out on PS3. Repeat this pattern for ME2/ME3. Whether or not I get it on PS3 will be determined by whether or not I can save up and upgrade my PC before the PS3 version releases.
- 6:20am EST - December 18th, 2007
I'd buy it again!
- 6:49am EST - December 18th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... i honestly didn't like the look of this at all i got called a fanboy by my friends for not liking bioshock or mass effect but even if they came to ps3 i definetely wouldn't buy them
- 7:23am EST - December 18th, 2007
Since they'd have much mre time to hammer out the bugs, glitches, and screw-ups It'd be better for PS3! I'd grab it. I'm long overdue for a new RPG.
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