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Mass Effect 2 to Ship on Two Discs

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There are a whole bunch of people who loathe swapping discs mid-game. We generally refer to them as PS3 Owners. And now those same people can finally be glad they won’t be getting Mass Effect 2, the sequel to the Space RPG they didn’t get either.

Bioware have confirmed that the hugely anticipated Mass Effect 2 will be shipping on two discs, as the DVD format just isn’t quite cutting it anymore.  Likewise, the PC version will require two discs to install. Maybe putting that Blu-ray drive in the PS3 was a bloody good idea afterall.

Don’t stress, Xbox users – According to Bioware’s Chris Priestly it won’t be an astronomical inconvenience – "Even though there is a disc swap, it occurs at a carefully planned place in the game (that does not interfere with gameplay) and is done once," Priestly wrote on the Mass Effect 2 forums. "You do not swap back and forth. 1 swap and then done."

As long as the swap doesn’t happen in the middle of an alien sex scene, I’m cool with it. Coitus Extraterrestrialis interruptus? Nuh uh. that would totally ruin my mojo.

Personally I think that no matter what format the game were to ship on it would come on two discs. It’s impossible to fit that much awesome on just one disc.

Source : Mass Effect Community

Last Updated: December 4, 2009


  1. LazySAGamer

    December 4, 2009 at 13:12

    I leave the site for one day and the dick jokes come out the closet…

    You lot are like school children with the teacher out the class :tongue:


  2. Uberutang

    December 4, 2009 at 13:17

    Hope they have disk 2 install as a option… so install both and play from one without and ‘swap disk’ now bs.


    • Milesh Bhana ZA

      December 4, 2009 at 13:51

      It worked really well for Forza 3, i really hope developers allow this. Optional installs are a slightly lesser evil than disk swaps.


  3. krYtHan

    December 4, 2009 at 13:28

    Two disks make me think that this is going to be one hell of a game.


  4. Someone

    December 4, 2009 at 13:44

    I still need to finish MagnaCarta2 damn this game is taking for ever to finish… (or it could be Borderlands taking all my time)


    • Someone

      December 4, 2009 at 13:45

      MG2 is also 2x DVDs and I’m not even on the 2nd yet.
      (incase you wondering where this came from)


  5. DieFrikkenator

    December 4, 2009 at 13:48

    “Personally I think that no matter what format the game were to ship on it would come on two discs. It’s impossible to fit that much awesome on just one disc.”

    Indeed! I’m surprised everytime I start up Mass Effect that I’m not instantly blinded by the awesomeness!


    • WitWolfyZA

      December 7, 2009 at 09:34

      kunfu panda quote lol


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