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Mass Effect 2 Will Be Released On PC and Xbox at the Same Time ?


Since Mass Effect was announced for the PC, people have been wondering whether the upcoming sequel would also be a timed exclusive for the Xbox 360 or if it would just be released at the same time. Senior manager with BioWare, Matt Atwood, responded to these inquiries in recent interview:

“We haven’t announced plans for timing on Mass Effect 2, period, so at this point we’re not really ready to talk about it, but because we’ve got a really great PC fan base we think it’s really important to deliver the PC experience as quickly as possible. Look for more news on that soon.”

From that and the fact that EA is now holding the reins, I’d say PC gamers can expect to see the sequel at about the same time as Xbox owners. At the very least, they might not have to wait around for months to find out what happens in the latest adventures of Shepard and Co.


Ray Muzyka


Ray Muzyka is a medical doctor who founded BioWare Corporation with Greg Zeschuk in February 1995. When on 3rd November 2005 BioWare formed an alliance with Pandemic Studios, Ray Muzyka became a shareholder and senior executive of the BioWare/Pandemic Studios holding company.

Dr. Ray Muzyka is the General Manager, Chairman/CEO and Co-Executive Producer at BioWare Corp. He co-founded BioWare in 1995 with the other co-founder and President of BioWare, Dr. Greg Zeschuk. After selling BioWare to Electronic Arts in 2008, Muzyka became a Vice-President at EA in addition to his role at BioWare.

Muzyka and Zeschuk were the co-executive producers on Shattered Steel, the Baldur’s Gate series (PC), MDK2, MDK2: Armageddon, the Neverwinter Nights series, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox and PC), and Jade Empire (XBox). Muzyka and Zeschuk are also co-executive producers on the upcoming Dragon Age, an epic fantasy roleplaying game for PC set in a new BioWare-created universe, as well as Mass Effect, released in 2007, an Xbox 360 exclusive sci-fi action RPG based on another original BioWare intellectual property. BioWare is also selling content directly to its fans through the BioWare Community at and BioWare also formed a new substudio based in Austin in late 2005, developing an as-yet-unannounced new MMO. BioWare and LucasArts announced a partnership in 2007.

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New Mass Effect Game/Novel Revealed

BioWare revealed today the first hint of the next Mass Effect game. On the company’s website, they indicated that the upcoming Mass Effect novel will be set in between the first and second games of the franchise. While its been widely assumed that Mass Effect would be the first in a series of titles, this is one of the first official confirmations of a sequel.

“Del-Rey Books and author Drew Karpyshyn have announced the title of the second volume in the Mass Effect series of novels: Mass Effect: Ascension,” said the post on “Set between the first and second game, the novel will arrive in Summer 2008.”

The first Mass Effect has already sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Eventual ports to other systems, such as PS3, also seem like a real possibility given the recent acquisition of Pandemic/BioWare by Electronic Arts, although Microsoft will no doubt try to keep the franchise exclusive to Xbox 360 if they can.