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Mass Effect 3 "An Amazing Experience" On Every Platform

Felix Kemp
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Mass Effect 3 "An Amazing Experience" On Every Platform

We're all big fans of Mass Effect here at Dealspwn and can't wait for the epic conclusion to Bioware's sublime space opera. The third game in the series will be the first to hit all three big platforms simultaneously at some point next year, and Bioware have moved to re-assure fans that, whatever console or PC you choose, Mass Effect 3 will be "an amazing experience".

"We designed Mass Effect 3 simultaneously across all three platforms, so obviously we’ll take some advantages," explains David Silverman, Bioware's Marketing Director. "You can run the PC at higher resolution because you’ve got really high resolution monitors; you’ve got high-end graphics cards, but fundamentally, they’re all going to be an amazing experience".

Silverman explains that, this being the finale to the Mass Effect trilogy, Bioware had to up the scale and scope considerably to convince fans the entire galaxy is at war with the Reapers. As such, the tech had to improve, with Mass Effect 3 running on a heavily modified version of the Unreal Engine 3, tailored to Bioware's particular needs. "You’ll see things in Mass Effect 3 that you’ve never seen before in a Bioware game," claims Silverman.

Mass Effect 3 was originally scheduled for this year's holiday season, in amongst the likes of Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls V Skyrim and Batman Arkham City. It prompted many fans, Dealspwn included, to worry that Mass Effect 3 would suffer a similar fate to Bioware's other RPG sequel, Dragon Age 2, whose waning quality stemmed from a rushed development cycle.

Thankfully, Bioware and EA wised up, pushing Mass Effect 3's release back to 2012. According to Silverman, Bioware opted for the delay because it "didn't have that level of quality of polish" going in to a 2011 launch. "So, we figured, let's do it right," explains Silverman, with Mass Effect 3 scheduled for a nebulous date in early 2012. [AusGamers]

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hurrakan  Jul. 4, 2011 at 16:27

The Mass Effect games have been disappointing, so I don't have much hope for the third in the series. For some unknown reason Bioware are trying to destroy RPGs by turning them into 3rd person shooters...

Knights of the Old Republic was MUCH more enjoyable than any Mass Effect game. At least Mass Effect is better than Dragon Age though.

Bioware USED to be my favourite developer because they used to make the best games - now they are one of my least favourite :(

It's probably because of EAs involvement.

MattGardner  Jul. 5, 2011 at 11:40

Creative freedom for developers is something that EA have tried to facilitate with their EA Partners programme. But there are still massive indications of publisher interference. Dragon Age 2 shrieks 'RUSHED' from every pore. BioWare are reaching larger audiences than they ever did before, but they're certainly not making games as well as they used to.


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