Mass Effect 2 on PS3 to Be More Comprehensive than Xbox 360 Version

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PS3 gamers really should be elated that one of the Xbox 360’s best former exclusives, Mass Effect, is headed to their console of choice. The version they get though, may in fact be superior to the original.

The latest issue of Official Playstation Magazine tells us why.

According to BioWare’s Casy Hudson, calls the interactive in-game comic – which details the events of the first Mass effect -  will work as a save game generator. Here’s the extra stuff PS3 owners get to enjoy.

  • Nearly $100 of additional content, all 3 major expansion packs and over a dozen of smaller Pieces of DLC altogether adds up to approximately 20 hours of additional gameplay.
  • The PS3 version will also feature 3 years worth of engine updates and every patch release for the game.
  • The developers promise that they are not taking any shortcuts” Oftentimes when you got to the PS3 you see stuff like down-resing and using a smaller than 720p resolution to try and get back some of the framerate. “We haven’t done that” says producer Jesse Houston, “we really wanted to try to make it as good, if not better than the Xbox version.”

This is starting to sound like the Xbox 360 JRPG “exclusives” in Japan. They get released as exclusives, only to come out later on PS3 with a host of other features and bonus content. As somebody who played – and loved – the game on an Xbox 360..I’m not actually terribly upset about the PS3 version being better. I’m just really glad that more people will get to experience the excellent space opera that’s filled in the void left by the Knights of the Old Republic going all MMO.

I may actually just play through it again.

Source : CVG

Last Updated: November 29, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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