In a move long rumoured and expected by Bioware fans worldwide, Bioware has announced that it will be making a PC version of Mass Effect. Considering this is their only sci-fi IP, the only original sci-fi RPG in a long time and such, I’m not surprised. I did expect the release date to be in the last quarter or so…
To find out what the PC bonuses and stuff are, hit the jump below!
These are the changes announced for the game:
•Optimized controls designed specifically for the PC.
•High resolution visuals – Mass Effect for the PC features highly detailed textures, characters and environments.
•Fully customizable controls – PC gamers can re-map the control scheme any way they like.
•Run & Gun Control – Players can assign biotic powers or skills to ‘hot keys’ allowing them to play Mass Effect with a heavier focus on action.
•New decryption mini-game.
•New inventory screen GUI and functionality – The enhanced inventory system makes it easier for players to equip and modify their weapons and armor.
I’ve heard some people shout abuses regarding the lack of logic in the decryption mini-game, so I guess Bioware is doing it right. Whatever the case, I’ll just go get excited now dreaming how Mass Effect will run on my PC.
Check out Bioware’s official announcement and discussion thread here, and you’ll find screenshots of the PC version of the game here!