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Mass Effect 2 on PS3: Xbox 360 Owners Jealous?

It has been rumored for months, but now we can finally confirm that Mass Effect 2 will be coming to the Sony Playstation 3 after all. EA made the announcement at GamesCom 2010, the only bad news is that PS3 gamers will have to wait a while until it is released.

Considering that this is a pretty big deal, it is no surprise that EA unleashed their announcement trailer to go along with the bombshell. It confirms that Mass Effect 2 will be released on the PS3, sometime in January 2011.

However, we didn’t hear any news on whether the first Mass Effect title will be coming to the PS3 or not, but you would think it would make pretty good sense for EA to make it available due to the connecting storylines.

What are your initial thoughts on the announcement? Did you really see it coming, or is this a total surprise to you? After reporting on countless rumors, I have to say that I had my doubts on whether we would see the franchise on Sony’s console, but I am pleasantly surprised.

What does this mean for Microsoft? From what started out as a console exclusive on the Xbox 360, the title is now making it’s way to the PS3 – will other games follow suit? Gabe Newell, what have you started??

Let us know what you think of this.

PS3 owners are obviously delighted with the news, but are Xbox 360 owners slightly jealous?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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t a ali
t a ali

give use killzone 3 for the 360

chupakrika
chupakrika

i hope halo comes to ps3

Nick VanderKooi
Nick VanderKooi

I must say. Mass Effect 1 was an awesome game. But I got rid of my Xbox 360 for a PS3. And in great timing too. Even though I could not get a chance to play Mass Effect 2, I can now in Jan. 2011. Its great! I got rid of my Xbox 360 because of the membership payment and you get PS3, you get a great graphics and a Blue Ray Player. It was worth my money. Nowadays, Xbox 360 is having the Kinetic (which will fail I am sorry to say; there won’t be any shooting games for… Read more »

smashattack
smashattack

I have a 360 myself, and I got to play what could be the greatest game in history (in my opinion lol) one year before any ps3 players even dreamt of playing it on their consoles. NOTE: 1 year before the announcement; who knows how long it'll be before actual release? PS3ers also don't get Mass Effect 1, so they dont get import, one of the coolest parts of the game, that makes you feel like you actually mattered int hat universe. Bioware hasnt even announced if ME3 is an exclusive or not. It could be that ME3 is an… Read more »

marhorn
marhorn

1 week until Halo Reach!!! (and that wasnt me in the reply)

Mista Wicket
Mista Wicket

If you are a PS owner, & you are thinking of getting this game, as a 360 & PS3 owner, I have to advise you to play ME 1 first! If you have to borrow a friends 360 & rent it, or even get the PC version, this is a series that was meant to be experienced as a whole… not from the middle. I can say the only reason this is happening is because EA bought Bioware, however now all of my PS3 friends do get to experience one of the most amazing titles on 360. I'm just saying… Read more »

Scoob101
Scoob101

"but are Xbox 360 owners slightly jealous?"

Childish, pointless, purile, flamebait. Grow up. Seriously.

Rick
Rick

wow… omg…. i totally respect that xbox owners are actually congratulating ps3 owners on getting the game…. no trolling, name calling, flaming… etc. and understanding that EVERYONE wins in the gaming industry 😀 hmmm… will we see a turn around for the xbox 360/ps3 relationship????

JasonB
JasonB

Jealous? Why? I played the game a year before PS3 players are going to be able to. I can still play the original, while Microsoft has confirmed that the first Mass Effect will remain exclusive (regarding consoles, not PC) to the 360. Being a port of a 360 game, I'm sure the PS3 version will not be superior in any technical respect- if anything, it will be degraded in the port. So no, I'm not jealous. I'm glad PS3 players will be able to play the game, but if they start rubbing it in 360 players' faces for no good… Read more »

red
red

all this is bioware and ea getting more money.

nate
nate

hmmm i have to say i was expecting a flame war here. i am very proud of everyone here for not trolling. shame on this retarded writer tho. i have a ps3 myself and always wanted to play mass effect. im glad this happened

dee
dee

Im a big 360 fan and have to dramas with PS3 getting such a good title

marhorn
marhorn

Go look at the new Halo Reach a spartan will rise trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will never be jealous of anything after that, only……..overwhelmed with joy

Whistler
Whistler

Why would I be jealous just because I own a Xbox 360? What do I lose if they offer a game that's been available for me for months finally gets offered to PS3 owners? Microsoft's not paying me anything. I hope all games get offered to all platforms. Competition between the console makers benefits us all as consumers. So no, I'm not jealous. Good for PS3 owners.

Low
Low

Jealous why would Xbox 360 owners be jealous they already HAVE mass effect 1 and 2 and getting 3, PS3 owners are only getting mass effect 2 and probably 3 which is great news for them mass effect is an awesome game. This just shows the intelligence level of the writers here a product reviews. GROW UP!

Martin Hyson

There's nothing to be jealous of and quite frankly if PS3 owners wanted it they could have bought it on PC by now as well. As Amir said, this is flamebait. Anything that comes from a 3rd party is subject to eventual migration to another platform at some point. The "Exclusive" tag is just to drive sales but times do change. The 360 got in on Final Fantasy, Metal Gear and Tekken (and more), big Playstation game franchises, but there was no reason for PS3 owners to be jealous either. I'd personally like to see the next step be cross… Read more »

Skyray
Skyray

What a bizarre article. Yes, Xbox 360 owners are horribly jealous that they didn't have to wait an extra year to get the game.

Gabe Newell didn't "start" anything. Games coming out on one console and much later on another is nothing new — happened back in the 16-bit days.

yaro39
yaro39

Sell outs, ps3 should have its exclusives and 360 should have its exclusives. Its what makes the consoles what they are.

Neil
Neil

Its good news, their going to make more money and the more money Bioware make the more they can expand. Is a surprise to me though

Carat
Carat

Why would they be jealous? I’m as happy as the next man that the game is going to PS3 but it’ll be a whole year since it was released ontheXbox. That benefits the Xbox 360. U get a big title a gear before the competition

Amir
Amir

Flamebait article.

Julio
Julio

Another Xbox exclusive in the coffin. LOL PS3 will rule, it has the best exclusives and now with Bungie also jumping ship the next game will be greater than halo on the PS3. Xbox will just be a rubbish multiplatform console with the rubbish ports, no blu-ray and rubbish Kinect to play with.

Dixon Francois
Dixon Francois

Game Exclusives are stupid and divide gaming communities. I am happy that PS3 owners may enjoy a fantastic game like Mass Effect 2 because we should all have fun, together. Next up, The Wii 🙂

Matt
Matt

I think this is awsome, have a 360 myself and really want my friends who have PS3s to experience this awsome game!

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