BioWare: No, Mass Effect 2 isn’t coming to the PS3

Despite retail listings, rumors, and other online shenanigans, BioWare maintains that its hit title Mass Effect 2 will not be coming to the PlayStation 3.

The latest rumblings came when direct references to the PlayStation 3 were found inside game code for the sequel. Sorry PS3 fans, BioWare’s Chris Priestly has shut the speculation down.

“The Unreal Engine is cross platform, hence the PS3 code,” he writes on the BioWare forums. “This was brought up back in Mass Effect 1 days as well.”

Mass Effect is for the PC and Xbox 360,” he continues, stating the obvious, before yelling “LOCKDOWN!”

So there you have it, and I don’t know how many times BioWare has to say it: If you want to play Mass Effect 2, you’re going to need a 360 or a capable PC. Or just don’t play it — there are plenty of other amazing (and exclusive) games on your platform of choice. Don’t act like you don’t have stuff to play!

Mass Effect 2 PS3: Indirectly CONFIRMED [BioWare Social Network]

Nick Chester