Gamescom 2010: MS Responds to Mass Effect 2 jumping ship

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Mass Effect 2

Easily the biggest surprise out of Gamescom so far has been the news that EA are going to be porting Mass Effect 2 onto the PS3 and that it will be on shelves as early as January next year.

Microsoft have responded to requests for comment from IGN and had the following to say

“With both Mass Effect titles launching first on Xbox 360 combined with the wealth of available paid downloadable content on Xbox Live today, Xbox 360 remains the best place to experience the Mass Effect franchise,

[…]

And the original Mass Effect is absolutely an Xbox 360 exclusive, making Xbox 360 the only place to get the full Mass Effect experience,"

So not much in that but it clarifies the obvious and is it just me or does Microsoft sound a little tetchy about what EA are doing?

I have believed for a while now that EA are favouring the PS3 over the Xbox 360 and a move like this just reinforces that opinion. Mass Effect 2 was a brilliant game but without the PS3 getting the original Mass Effect the story just won’t be as engaging.

Source: IGN

Last Updated: August 18, 2010

Gavin Mannion

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