Mass Effect Trilogy PS3 release date set - Gematsu
Mass Effect Trilogy PS3 release date set
posted on 11.01.12 at 01:56 PM EST by (@salromano)
BioWare details Mass Effect 1 PS3 development.

Mass Effect Trilogy, which launches for Xbox 360 and PC next week, will come to PlayStation 3 on December 4, BioWare has announced. 

The compilation includes Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. The inclusion of the first Mass Effect marks the game’s first appearance on PlayStation 3. It will also come to PlayStation Network as a download release.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the Mass Effect Trilogy include the following download content on-disc: Mass Effect‘s ‘Bring Down the Sky’ DLC (integrated into the game), Mass Effect 2‘s original on-disc DLC (‘Cerberus Netework’, ‘Kasumi’, ‘Overlord’, and ‘Lair of the Shadow Broker’), and Mass Effect 3 original on-disc DLC. The PC version will include the same content, in addition to the ‘Pinnacle Station’ DLC for Mass Effect.

In a blog update, Mass Effect Trilogy external producer Ryan Warden discussed bringing the first Mass Effect to PlayStation 3.

“The original Mass Effect game was built completely differently than its successors, as we’ve learned a lot of lessons since then about how-to and how-not-to build a game,” said Warden. “To be completely honest, I thought that it was unlikely that we could port Mass Effect in less than a year. It might take three years. Maybe even twenty-three!

“Fortunately, the team at Edge of Reality, an external team we’ve worked with in the past on many projects, thought otherwise. So we decided to try.”

According to Warden, the team dealt with “some complications” in porting the game. But Edge of Reality were able to clear them up. Issues included audio, memory streaming, and performance.

By early summer, the game was “running and feature complete,” which was “something that made eyes bug out of heads around the office.”

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  • MrKappa

    Never played any of the games so I may pick this up but I don’t expect the port to be anything but crappy. PS3 ports are sadly always crappy.

    • Heavenly_King

      Dragon Age Origins PS3 version was done by Edge Reality guys, and it is the best console version of the game.   The PS3 already has the best version of ME2, and with this, the console will now have the best version of ME1.

      • Bloodios

        Actually, no, the PS3 does not have the best version of ME2. The facts are:


        It’s a level below its Xbox 360 counterpart, which is dozens of levels below the PC version. This, together with the shoddy port of ME3 already makes the PS3 versions the most inferior of three. So, really, I don’t expect to see any form of efforts that would even bring the PS3 version to same level of the Xbox 360 version of the original Mass Effect.

  • Just being a little grammatically picky here, but… This should read “network” instead, lol.

    “Cerberus Netework”

  • PrinceHeir

    freaking disappointed they’re not including ALL of the DLC.

    i mean what’s stopping you from putting it?

    seriously you would make the owners much more better and will be tempted to buy this,

    now i’ll probably buy this 2-3 years from now down to $19.

    • Bloodios

      Sadly, I think their minds are too clouded by the desire to gain profits as quickly as possible to even think straight anymore…

      • PrinceHeir

        sadly i agree

    • shut up, its their game, and they profit like they want

      • PrinceHeir


        is that all you have to say?

        i suggest you take your own advice before you embarrass yourself here boy.

        • 3 amazing games toghter by a low price with many DLCs and you still complain?? 

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Picking this up.