Mass Effect 1 coming to PS3

Electronic Arts has confirmed that the original Mass Effect is coming to PlayStation 3, as both a standalone release on PlayStation Network and as part of the Mass Effect Trilogy.

This is interesting because the original game was published by Microsoft on the Xbox 360 prior to BioWare being acquired by EA, and as such was said to be the reason why it hasn’t appeared on PS3 until now. Instead, the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 contained a digital comic which played out the events of the first game and let players make choices which affected the outcome.

The Mass Effect Trilogy releases on 360 and PC in November but no date was given for the PS3 version, presumably because EA are busy porting the first game to Sony’s flagship console.