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Mass Effect 2 for Sony PS3: Free DLC or exclusive content?

We learned a few days back that Mass Effect 2 was coming to the Sony PS3, and although PlayStation 3 owners were happy, it seems to have raised more questions than answers. The biggest question asked was why the original game was not coming to Sony’s game console?

Errol Burke-Horner from BITMOB thought that this deserved a closer look, as he had first thought that it was all to do with Microsoft being the publisher of the first Mass Effect game. However, it seems that there is more to this than he thought.

One reason could be that the first game was not as good as had been led to believe, finding that he grew impatience with it within the first 60 minutes. Maybe this could be the reason why Sony decided to go directly to Mass Effect 2 instead?

It is not all rosy for PS3 owners though; porting a character from Xbox is always going to have its issues, so the developer will need to offer a few incentives to keep things fresh. Two things that Burke-Horner suggests are free DLC or exclusive content. What would you like to see from Mass Effect 2 on the PS3? According to Alan Ng, Bioware boss confirmed that downloadable content will be coming, but we are uncertain if this will be free.

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unkown
unkown

I would like all the cerberus network exclusives for free and for there to be no cerberus network

Errol
Errol

Just saw you mentioned my article from Bitmob. Thanks

ScottyDoo
ScottyDoo

It takes you 60 Hours to finished ME1? I finish it in 20-25 and that includes everything (plus DLC)

CaesarNuts20
CaesarNuts20

Why buy an 360 when I have a PC I can play ME1 on that. Just to add at this point theres not alot of point to buy a 360 when the value is way down with the limited amount of exclusive games they have left compared to the PS3. IMO

RG Jeremy
RG Jeremy

Um… Great journalism? The first game was awesome. The only reason PS3 isn't getting a port is because ME1 was *published* by Microsoft. Microsoft won't–and shouldn't–allow a game they published to port to their rival. Sony wouldn't either. After ME1, the developer, BioWare, was bought by EA. EA is now the publisher for any and all following ME universe content, and they therefore can choose to distribute on PS3 if they want… Kinda dumb given that PS3 can never have the first chapter of a very story-driven game, but whatever. If you are a PS3 fan and intend to play… Read more »

Skaijo
Skaijo

Forget both those options. There's no point playing an intricate game such as Mass Effect 2 without having any clue that happened in the first 60 hours of game play. Pass.

Ass Clown
Ass Clown

exclusive content is the only way sony can have any bragging rights. therefore exclusive content is probably the better choice. most people are prepared to buy decent content.

ShadowEXP
ShadowEXP

Do not give them free or exclusive dlc. Correct me if i am wrong but have they done this for 360. Give a exclusive game for ps3 and let 360 have it.

Ruben
Ruben

extra missions would be nice, also some ps3 exclusive crew members would be great too, or new planets te discover, and i prefer it to be free offcourse 🙂 but i'm sure bioware will come up with someting great.

matt
matt

If someone said "give me a fiver and you will get content that xbox owners don't get, isn't that awesome" I would say "no, what's the point in that? Why do I care?" Free DLC please.

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