Yesterday those pesky rumours about Mass Effect PS3 surfaced once more when someone sniffed through the source code of Mass Effect 2 and found references to the PS3. Chris Priestly from Bioware has posted this on the BioWare forums;
“The Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code. This was brought up back in Mass Effect 1 days as well. Mass Effect is for the PC and Xbox 360.”
So there you go. Mass Effect is for the PC and Xbox 360 – which is something everybody knew anyway and does not deny the existence of Mass Effect for Playstation. Until BioWare say the words “Mass Effect is not coming to the PS3” then the rumours will persist, the world is media savvy these days and we know when someone is avoiding answering a question. Literally within the last few minutes I’ve just been alerted to yet another rumour from GamesThirst that states Mass Effect will be on PS3 by the end of the year, ‘Look out for an E3 reveal’ says their source.
Come on BioWare, how about it? Think of how much energy you could save by stating there will be no PS3 Mass Effect, the carbon footprint of all the rumours must be huge. All those computers turned on to view web pages about Mass Effect gossip, the energy consumed by servers hosting forums where endless discussions of the PS3 port are taking place. On a personal level, I must have used at least a Ginsters Pasty worth of calories this year when covering these rumours, a Pasty that could helped a starving child.
BioWare – Save the planet – Categorically state Mass Effect will not be coming to PS3. Think of the Polar Bears!