Posted on February 12, 2008,

Mass Effect Hitting PCs in May

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Given the absurdly long period of time between releases of the Halo games on Xbox and on PC, I wasn’t expecting Mass Effect till we had a new president, at the very least. But today we’ve gotten word that Mass Effect is coming to PC this May.

The game has been optimized for PC, with a new, fully customizable control scheme which will allow you to hot key biotic powers so you can avoid those pesky menus. Between the ability to hot key and higher res visuals, I’m almost sold. There’s also a new decryption mini-game and an “enhanced inventory screen” with a new GUI which hopefully means the absolutely horrendous equipment screens won’t be such a mess anymore.

It seems strange that there’s no mention of Games for Windows, achievements, or any of that stuff – makes me wonder what the future of that GFW Live platform is.

So, PC gamers: are you going to be trying out Mass Effect now that it’s headed to PC?

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27 Comments on Mass Effect Hitting PCs in May

Norbit

On February 12, 2008 at 12:50 pm

“So, PC gamers: are you going to be trying out Mass Effect now that it’s headed to PC?”

Probably :grin:

Casey

On February 12, 2008 at 12:58 pm

yup

Joelteon7

On February 12, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Horrendous equipment screen? Sure, it could’ve been done better, but it wasn’t horrendous. Daunting upon first use, easy after that. The only thing I’d have liked would have been to have seen all mods for armour/weapons in one long list to see what I could turn into omni-gel rather than sell for stupidly low prices.

Heru-Ur

On February 12, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Man, i’ve been dying to play this since it was first announced… but alas i have no 360. So this is a godsend for me. :mrgreen:

The awesomeness of Bioware strikes again!

Chris

On February 12, 2008 at 1:24 pm

I absolutely would call it horrendous. It was such a mess to navigate through your items; there was no way to organize it and the way it was laid out made it a real pain to actually equip your guys.

DeathDream

On February 12, 2008 at 2:20 pm

I will.

~Death Dream~

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

On February 12, 2008 at 5:36 pm

I’ll be checking this out.

Iku Tri

On February 12, 2008 at 7:13 pm

I got the 360 version, but if theres mods…..

Fred Furfnerfal

On February 12, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Heck yeah! They kept saying it would never come out for PC so we would all go buy consoles.

Thanks

Forlorn

On February 12, 2008 at 7:17 pm

I refuse to ever pay to play my PC games online unless it’s an MMO. GFW Live can eat my shorts.

With that said. yeah I’ll play Mass Effect. :D

Varion

On February 12, 2008 at 7:33 pm

YAY! Half an alien tit on pc!

pusilanonymous

On February 12, 2008 at 7:40 pm

two words

titty shephard

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/2738-Zero-Punctuation-Mass-Effect

heh

-pusilanonymous

Massive Qurac

On February 12, 2008 at 7:47 pm

Yes!! Oh, God, yes!! It’s coming in May? The hell with examas, college can wait. :lol:

Ifartedonyourpillow

On February 12, 2008 at 8:06 pm

Wow already played teh out of it , so it’ll have a new gui and some sharper graphics who cares lulz

Nataly Short

On February 12, 2008 at 8:06 pm

The female uniforms in this game are quite sexy.
I wonder which artist creates this king of graphics for an action game.

FJ

On February 12, 2008 at 9:23 pm

YES, i am actually surprised this will get released to the PC, and so soon! Now, if only GTA4 comes soon…

homer

On February 13, 2008 at 12:23 am

I hope to god they don’t add games for windows.
If one thing can ruin a game that is it.
Screwed gow and kane and lynch for pc up hard.

Eric

On February 13, 2008 at 12:46 am

So the time required to port any game to the PC is based on the timeframe Microsoft chose to port Halo over? Does EVERYTHING revolve around Halo in the eyes of a console gamer? Sure seems like it.

jonas

On February 13, 2008 at 4:36 am

For PC?! Why didn’t they do that in the first place? I would definitely have bought it, but now I’m playing through it on a friend’s console instead as I thought it wouldn’t come for PC.

And yes, the equipment screen really needs an overhaul usability-wise. Really hard to get an overview when you have a lot of items in there… :)

infra172

On February 13, 2008 at 6:49 am

I look forward to pirating this soon.

SantaBJ

On February 13, 2008 at 8:25 am

I’ve finished the game three times, and was planning on finishing it at least two more times to try out different job combos. I’m most likely getting this for PC as well, but I *really* hope they make it possible to transfer characters from Xbox360 accounts to the PC game version…

ciph

On February 13, 2008 at 9:24 pm

I wonder what the specs are on this…

Mike

On February 14, 2008 at 1:19 am

Wait…this is the one with 3 seconds of side-boob, right? Oh I am so going to pick this up.

adamblast

On February 14, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Depends on the specs. The PC game market is so dry these days, taken over by the console market, that I’m not going to let games dictate my hardware anymore. I don’t care if I’m left playing Oblivion for the next three years, frankly, I’m not buying a new computer just for the games again.

Steven

On February 20, 2008 at 1:08 am

I refuse to buy an xbox – if Halo couldn’t make me do it, then nothing will. I hate the fact that I’l have to wait 14,000 years for halo 3 to come to Windows, but I’ll deal with it.

However, I’m very glad to hear Mass Effect is getting ported so quickly. I salute the developers.

Harr

On March 4, 2008 at 11:58 am

yup

xx-Thor-xx

On March 4, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Adamblast: Have you played audiosurf yet? its a nice cheap little music game, but it seriously has been keeping me entertained when there is nothing else to play.