Pachter “certain” future Mass Effect titles going to PS3

By Patrick Garratt
26 April 2010 14:15 GMT


The great Mass Effect debate. Will it? Won’t it? Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter reckons the first one won’t, the second one might, and all upcoming games are good to go.

Mass Effect is coming to PS3! Eventually. Mr Pachter dropped the following in the latest GameTrailers Pach Attack:

Mass Effect, the first one, was made by BioWare when they were part of Elevation Partners. I’m not sure that they actual retained the right to ever bring it out on the PS3. I have heard from Microsoft and I’ve actually heard from EA that we probably won’t see Mass Effect 1 ever on the PS3; I’m not sure that’s true of Mass Effect 2, and I’m certain it’s not true of Mass Effect 3, 4, 5 and 6.

So, I think you’ll see a Mass Effect game, an extension of the franchise, on the PS3. Number 1? They might have given away those rights in perpetuity. so that’s all negotiable when a publisher’s involved. When it’s an independent developer, you never really know. Alan Wake, for example, I think is a perpetual Xbox 360 exclusive. I don’t think that will ever be on the PS3.

And there you have it. To be honest, it’d be great if Mass Effect came to PS3. At least everyone would shut up about it. Then we’d just have to contend with the platform comparisons, DLC exclusives, resolution mud-slinging…

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