Welp, it looks like Mass Effect 2’s developers are showing their love to PS3 fans. By love, of course, I naturally mean a meanhearted exclusion towards 360 users.
Mass Effect 2 will shortly be launching to the PS3, with the Mass Effect 3 engine and updated graphics and a few minor bonuses.
“Being that the PS3 is coming out over a year later, we wanted to make sure that we added a lot of benefit to the people who waited,” says producer Jesse Houston. “One of the first things you’ve going to see is improved graphics. We actually created the engine for Mass Effect 3 and used that to make Mass Effect 2PS3. So we took the content, the story and all the other assets that made up Mass Effect 2 and put it into the Mass Effect 3 engine. And that’s what we’re actually delivering.
“This really is the true, best version of Mass Effect that we’ve released to date.”
The fact that I just got into the Mass Effect series and sunk $40 into both games makes me more than a little irked that the PS3 is getting such a better deal with graphics and gameplay. Heck, they should have waited until AFTER the year was over and make a universal GOTY edition for both versions, because we all know it’s coming.