Mass Effect's Pinnacle Station dished, ME2 on PC/360 at same time
Posted: 24.08.2009 13:29 by Simon Priest Comments: 1
The second piece of DLC for Mass Effect has been revealed, thanks to the official Swiss Xbox website. It's called Pinnacle Station, a "remote, top-secret space station".

BioWare reveal that Mass Effect 2 will be launching simultaneously on Xbox 360 and PC when it goes retail next year. They "learned a lot" from PC's Mass Effect, "put it back into 360".

According to the translation from the Swiss Xbox site, 'Pinnacle Station' adds "2-3 hours" more gameplay, and it costs 400 Microsoft Points. The "remote, top-secret space station" offers 13 battle scenarios for Commander Shephard to go through.

It lists the file as 237MB in size and that it debuted on June 16th, which is of course baloney. An Achievements leak has already confirmed the DLC is in the style of a fight club, which BioWare themselves hinted.

Meanwhile thanks to Mass Effect for PC, which is due a patch soon, Mass Effect 2 can launch on both platforms at the same time. "We learned a lot from building the PC version before, and having built it six months later there was a big difference. So we actually took what we learned from PC and put it back into 360," Jesse Houston told VG247.

"Fundamentally, we want you to have the same gameplay experience, but just with the difference in controls. This time round, doing it at the same time for a sim-ship, we can control the differences much more smoothly because it’s the same team building it now."

Huge changes are coming in the sequel, with improved and more fluid combat and much greater inventory management with revamped customisation of weapons and gear. Not to mention enemies that can have their limbs crippled, unique uncharted worlds to be explored, a whole new vehicle for traversing...

...heavy weapons, the interrupt dialogue system, fuel for the SSV Normandy, revamped class system, greater squad control and smart flanking AI, plus loads more!

Source: Eurogamer


By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 24, 2009
What have they learned? How to port from XB to PC, instead of a revamped game for PC? If it looks like a console port, this old gamer will not be goingnear ME2. AS for the DLC - 2 to 3 hours, forget it.