The announcement Bioware recently made on bringing Mass Effect 2 to the Playstation 3 may or may not have been completely expected, but it was brief, leaving room for many lingering questions from fans. Speaking to VG247, Bioware co-lead Ray Muzyka hoped to answer the more pressing queries about the game’s proposed “bonus content” and the subsequent release of Mass Effect 3.
“We’re making sure there’s a really seamless introduction to the world of Mass Effect, for players that haven’t experienced it before,” Muzyka explained. “So even though it’s Mass Effect 2 specifically, we’re making sure there’s a nice introduction experience that provides the back-story and the things that have happened up to that point in the universe, and makes it a really seamless introduction.”
Pressed on the subject of what exactly the introduction would be, Muzyka followed up with, “We haven’t revealed what that is yet. It’ll be something that provides a good introduction and provides a lot of the back-story and introduces you well to the story-arc, and kind of makes you feel like you’re part of it all. And then you can jump right into the action in Mass Effect 2.”
“One of the things we’re doing is that we’re bringing a lot of the post-release downloadable content and will integrate it into the experience, so that PS3 fans can check that out and play it,” he continued, then going into detail on the Cereberus Network, “I guess in terms of what the Cerberus Network represents, it really represents a lot of content, it represents a lot of post-release support, and we… do want make sure the PS3 fans get that experience in as full away as possible.”
Lastly, Muzkya weighed in on whether this announcement will add the PS3 to the future Mass Effect 3 release platforms, saying, “That’d be a good guess, but we haven’t announced any details on any future formats or anything, or even formally announced Mass Effect 3 yet, although there’s a natural assumption that there will be a Mass Effect 3 as it’s a trilogy. We’ve said that and more or less confirmed it, but we haven’t announced any details on the product yet, or the platforms…EA is a company that wants to support different platforms, reach different audiences; we’re part of EA and we want to make sure we can embrace that as well.“