PS3 Version of Mass Effect 2 Uses Mass Effect 3 Engine

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You have to love Bioware. Since PS3 owners can’t experience the joy of the original Mass Effect, thanks to it having been published by Microsoft, Bioware is going all out to make things right with the PS3 release of Mass Effect 2. First, there’s the 15 minute interactive comic that starts out the game, catching players up on what happened while allowing them to make critical choices themselves, which will of course carry over into Mass Effect 2.

But now, with the news that Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 is actually using the engine for Mass Effect 3, resulting in better graphics, it’s just too much. Bioware could have done the quick and dirty port that so many others have done, but they are really going out of their way to craft a quality product and I have to admire them for that. Personally, it doesn’t matter to me because I will be playing Mass Effect 3 on the 360, but it matters to all those PS3 owners who have to create their own adventure with Shepherd.

What do you think about this? Should more companies be like Bioware or are they just wasting their time and money with needless features and gimmicks?

Source: 1UP

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3 thoughts on “PS3 Version of Mass Effect 2 Uses Mass Effect 3 Engine”

  1. Very admirable. I bet if other studios had the assets, know-how and budget, they’d all love to do this for their fans. Frankly, it really is a bit of a gimmick (it doesn’t change the “game” any), but it’s one that a lot of people will like.

  2. I went from skeptical of the port to buying this day 1. Now i’ll finally find out what you guys were geeking out about this entire year.

    Can’t wait

  3. I agree 100% with Nero, this game just went to the top of my must have list. Other studios could take a cue and realize that while it may look like a gimmick, that gimmick’s sell!

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