Ray Muzyka, co-founder and CEO of BioWare, has expressed his embracing attitude towards Sony’s PlayStation 3. He further pronounces the studio’s plans to increase their output of games on the platform.
There’s no avoiding the question of multiplatforrm development with three home consoles enjoying success this generation. When BioWare joined money hungry publisher EA, multiplatform rumours began to stir around the developer’s Xbox 360 and PC Mass Effect franchise. That is, whether the series would make its way to the PS3, especially after the success of Dragon Age: Origins on Sony’s console. The developer appears to be enjoying the challenge of PS3 development, leading the studio’s CEO to highlight its embrace of the platform:
“Well, you know every platform has its pros and cons and they’re all challenging in different ways,” Muzyka told Nowgamer. “The interesting thing about approaching a new platform like PlayStation is that it’s very powerful and it’s just different from anything else. You have to embrace that and make sure that you’re fully aware of the technology differences and make use of all the strengths of the platform.”
More importantly, Muzyka expresses his interest in the sales potential of the platform following its $299 price point and Slim redesign. He adds that BioWare plans to increase its development of PS3 games:
“I think it’s a huge opportunity with the pricing changes, now the platform is definitely on the upswing and there are some great games coming. We’re planning to work more on it. We haven’t announced any future projects, but I’d love to see more BioWare games launch on PS3.”
Mass Effect 3, maybe?