July 9, 2009 // 12:47 am
- BioWare, the developer of Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, is excited to be working on the PS3 with the upcoming multiplatform fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Origins.
The game is BioWare's first for Sony's console. Last generation, the EA-owned developer made only a single PS2 game: third-person shooter MDK2.
Speaking to VideoGamer.com (linked above), vice president of entertainment and miscellaneous at BioWare, and vice president of Electronic Arts, Greg Zeschuk
, said that the team's found developing on the PS3 "exciting", and even has its advantages.
To quote: "It's been interesting," he said. "It's actually been quite good. We discovered a couple of things we did were pretty beneficial. We have multiple threads going for the game and it looks really great on the PS3. You can just throw them on all different processors, for example."
"It's new. Because we already had experience on 360, that kind of got ahead a little bit, but now we pretty much caught up. Actually it was very exciting. People on the team were really pumped to work on it. They were like, wow. We have a lot of people that like doing new stuff and trying new things, and they were like, wow another platform, can't wait! It's been good."
Zeschuk added that BioWare's previous commitment to Microsoft's consoles was a result of having worked with the US company for five years.
"It's going to be exciting having a PS3 game out finally. We only did one PS2 game - MDK2 on PS2. It's not like we have anything against Sony by any stretch. It's just that from a publishing perspective we worked with Microsoft for five years - that made it so easy to focus on Xbox and we didn't have to worry about the PlayStation platforms. But now, since being part of EA, it just makes complete sense. It's something we're totally behind."