News: Mass Effect 2 on PS3 is Running Off Mass Effect 3 Engine.
Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 has gone gold and will be available next month. PS3 users will be happy to know that this version will be running off of the Mass Effect 3 engine.
Offering up more than six hours worth of content on-disc than its PC or 360 brethren, BioWare has is saying that the PS3 version of their sci-fi epic, Mass Effect 2, would be the definitive version. Now, PS3 fans have another cause to be excited for this upcoming port, as BioWare has announced that the game will run on the Mass Effect 3 engine.
“We actually created the engine for Mass Effect 3 and used that to make Mass Effect 2 on PS3,” producer Jesse Houston said in the BioWare podcast. “So we took the content, the story, and all of the other assets that made up Mass Effect 2, and we put it into the Mass Effect 3 engine.”
The engine isn’t the only thing getting an overhaul in ME2 for PS3, as the controls will be updated for the DualShock 3, and the patches that rolled out for the 360 and PC versions will be “rolled up” into the PS3 version.
Mass Effect 2 has officially gone gold, and will be available next month. If you’d like to see how the new ME3 engine stacks up before then, a demo will be available on PSN on December 21.
Are you Jimmys excited for Mass Effect 2 on the PS3? I will be playing the demo to see this ME3 engine for sure. Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!