In a move that is as refreshing for the industry as it is frustrating for Playstation 3 owners desperate for some sci-fi RPG action, Bioware have announced the sequel to Mass Effect but have failed to mention any plans for a release on Sony’s system.
Bioshock, Dead Rising, Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear… wait, actually, no. Just a few examples of games that have made the transition from one console to the next – usually becoming multi-platform rather than jumping ship completely is the preferred option. To imagine an industry that breeds loyalty between developers and consoles is certainly an exciting one. Mind you, the financial situation we are currently in more or less dictates that developers must expand in order to survive, making Bioware’s decision to maintain the series’ Xbox 360 and PC exclusivity all the more intriguing and inspiring.