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Mass Effect 2.1: PS3 Version of Mass Effect 2 Made Using Mass Effect 3 Engine

by Lambert Varias
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How’s that for search engine optimization eh? I should get a Guinness World Record for the most number of Mass Effects in a title. But on to the great news! The PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 has gone gold, i.e. it’s been sent to be pressed into discs and then shipped. Even better, in a recent podcast, BioWare producer Jesse Houston boasted of some of the improvements they made for the PS3 version, including the fact that they used the graphics engine for Mass Effect 3 to make the port. Massive win for PS3 owners.

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You can download the podcast from BioWare’s blog, but for those who don’t have the time, here’s the meaty part, as quoted by Exophase:

“One of the first things you’re going to see is improved graphics. We actually created the engine for Mass Effect 3 and used that to make Mass Effect 2 PS3. 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.

We’ve also gone ahead and made the experience much more solid on PS3. So for example the controls are geared towards the PS3 controller [although] you can switch it back to the old Xbox control style if you like. Other things like planet scanning have been improved; we’ve rolled up all of the patches; done a whole bunch of bug fixing.”

Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 drops on January 31, 2011. You can pre-order it at Amazon for $60 (USD).

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