Today Edge magazine reported that Mass Effect 2 would be going Multi-platform and most likely coming to the PS3 based on the EA earnings call earlier today. Although the publisher EA did state it would be Multi-platform during their earnings call it still remains unclear if that means the PS3 or just as the first Mass Effect that it would come to the 360 and PC. I think the most likely scenario is 360 and PC first as a timed exclusive with a PS3 option in a 6 month or years time. I just can’t imagine Microsoft would have completely given up the exclusivity to this title when the Bioware purchase came down. As you recall, Microsoft and EA reached an agreement over the publishing rights to the game and those details still remain somewhat shrouded in secrecy.
So for now, we all should at minimum expect to see Mass Effect 2 coming to the 360 and PC again. I would throw caution to the wind on speculation of a PS3 version.
“[In Q4], BioWare will release Mass Effect 2 on multiple platforms,” he said during a Tuesday earnings call.
The original 2007 Mass Effect was an Xbox 360 exclusive published by Microsoft Game Studios. EA’s acquisition of BioWare opened up rumors that the franchise could go multiplatform.
Mass Effect also appeared on PC.
Riccitiello did not specifically mention the PS3 in his statement, but the nature of EA as a multiplatform third-party publisher would suggest that “multiple platforms” would include Sony’s machine in the equation.