PS3 Mass Effect 2 uses Mass Effect 3 engine, says dev
- Posted December 16th, 2010 at 09:59 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 20 Comments
The PlayStation 3 version of sprawling space epic Mass Effect 2 utilizes the same brand-spanking new game engine as next year’s hotly anticipated third instalment, developer BioWare has revealed.
News dropped during the latest episode of the firm’s Blog Podcast, after Mass Effect 2 producer Jesse Houston was asked to divulge what made the PS3 version of the sci-fi sequel so special.
“We've actually created the engine for Mass Effect 3 and use that to make Mass Effect 2 PS3,” revealed Houston.
"So we took the content and the story and all the other assets that made up Mass Effect 2 and we put them in the Mass Effect 3 engine. And that's what we are actually delivering."
Houston also highlighted the importance of Sony’s black behemoth to the trilogy, backed-up by the recent confirmation that Mass Effect 3 will hit PS3 on the same day as its PC and Xbox 360 counterparts in late 2011.
Mass Effect 2 is due out on PS3 in January 2011.
- 5:11am EST - December 16th, 2010
So ME2 and 3 won't be graphically different, but to be honest, I'm happy that they even went out of their way to make the game with their new engine instead of the previous one. Nice job Bioware.
- 5:29am EST - December 16th, 2010
Shows they tried there best to make it on par/better then 360 version.
- 5:49am EST - December 16th, 2010
@Fenix, they pretty much went all out to make sure it wasn't a crappy port, fixed it up and even gave it the new engine. All in all, Bioware really did their best for the PS3 and I'm sure the owners of the game on the PS3 will definitely be happy.
- 5:50am EST - December 16th, 2010
Sadly I wont buy it at launch, as I own the 360 version. Wish I didnt, so I can support such work. ><
- 5:55am EST - December 16th, 2010
I kind of don't own it... but it doesn't keep me from playing it either on my PC. I don't have a 360 (and nor will I ever) so I don't have to worry about that. My suggestion, sell the 360 version for about $10 on eBay and then put it towards the PS3 version. If only you could move the save file over to the PS3 lol.
- 6:34am EST - December 16th, 2010
Well ME2 uses the Unreal Engine 3.5 so I guess they wanted to treat it as an exclusive title for PS3 that's just out a year later than 360 & PC. I guess it's just an extra incentive for PS3 owners who had to wait a whole year to play it on their console. But then again, if it will look just like ME3, then wouldn't add that awe effect when they play ME3 after ME2. It will just look like an expansion.
- 7:14am EST - December 16th, 2010
AWESOME NEWS! QUIT UR WHINING!
- 7:24am EST - December 16th, 2010
"Houston also highlighted the importance of Sony’s black behemoth to the trilogy"
If the trilogy is so important.. where is the first one? lol
- 7:31am EST - December 16th, 2010
If were so important to the ME trilogy where is the first game for the PS3.
- 7:48am EST - December 16th, 2010
The trilogy is important to the PS3 yet it will only have two of the three games???
I smell BS.
- 8:14am EST - December 16th, 2010
xbox got owned :D
- 8:45am EST - December 16th, 2010
How many times does it have to be said MS owns the publishing rights to ME1, end of story. Bioware did their best to maneuver around this obstacle by offering an interactive comic where you key choices matter. Get over it already.
- 9:01am EST - December 16th, 2010
Nice to see Bioware actually trying with teh game on the PS3 instead of just doing a quick port job.
- 9:29am EST - December 16th, 2010
Since I've never played ME2 on the x360, I wouldn't know the difference. And, of course, there are already graphically superiour games on the PS3, so BioWare has ther work cut out for them. I'm sure there will be all kinds of flame wars, once it's released on the PS3, about which version is better. ;) I'm definately interested in trying the demo, at this point.
- 10:15am EST - December 16th, 2010
Because Bioware went out of their way to spend time on making the port as best as they possibly could, I will go out of my way to purchase this game the day it comes out. I already have this game on my 360 but I now want it for my PS3. These devs have earned my money.
- 11:38am EST - December 16th, 2010
They cant make ME1 on the ps3 cause they dont own the rights ( ME1 was published by microsoft , unlike ME2 )
- 2:30pm EST - December 16th, 2010
this is amazing. i have to get mass effect 2 . its the only game that i ever respected on the 360. and i wish they could get splinter cell conviction on the ps3 aswell
- 2:38pm EST - December 16th, 2010
If you're worried about missing ME1, don't be. Good game, yeah, not great. I though it was overrated personally. ME2 on the other hand is phenomenal. Even though I've already played through it on PC, along with all the DLC, I'm temped to get the PS3 version.
- 1:42pm EST - December 17th, 2010
Would be nice if they included 2+3 on one disc for ps3. Would probably fit, what with the space available on bluray lol either that or a release day bundle for 90 bones. :D
- 12:41pm EST - December 18th, 2010
If you never played ME1, you won't really miss it. ME2 is a superior game in every way. Once you go ME2, you don't want to go back to ME1.
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