Mass Effect PC Lands May 6

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BioWare has announced a solid release date for the Mass Effect PC version. The game will be hitting stores May 6, giving players just enough time to recover from Cinco de Mayo before plunging in headlong.

Changes from the original Xbox360 release have also been announced. PC gamers can look forward to:

  • New squad control interface – Players can now issue commands to individual squad members, providing a new level of depth to the tactical combat.
  • Hot-key functionality – Biotic powers and abilities can be mapped to individual keys, allowing a faster “run and gun” style of gameplay.
  • Re-designed Mako controls – Players can explore alien planets and engage in vehicular combat with an intuitive and fully camera independent control system for the Mako, their all-terrain vehicle.
  • Quick-save – New quick-save button and increased number of save slots.
  • New decryption mini-game – A new decryption mini-game invites players to test their skills as they avoid obstacles and move their icon to the center of the digital mechanism.
  • New inventory screen GUI and functionality – The enhanced inventory system makes it easier for players to equip and modify their weapons and armor.

via Blue’s News

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7 Comments on Mass Effect PC Lands May 6

xx-Thor-xx

On February 26, 2008 at 7:13 pm

any word on sys reqs?

xmg0123

On February 26, 2008 at 7:49 pm

Hopefully an optimized port.

Chris

On February 26, 2008 at 8:18 pm

As of February 12, the Mass Effect community manager said that they didn’t have them yet. As soon as we get word of them, we’ll let you know.

Jose

On February 26, 2008 at 10:45 pm

My PC laughs in the face of danger. hahahahahahaha

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

On February 26, 2008 at 10:52 pm

I hope it isn’t a port at all. Most console to PC ports are pure . They need to rework it and do it RIGHT on the PC. We don’t need another UT3 fiasco. Just proves that everything needs to be dumbed down for the consoles.

Heru-Ur

On February 27, 2008 at 1:10 am

Almost got a 360 to play this, damn glad i didnt now! :mrgreen:

Jose

On February 27, 2008 at 10:45 am

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

From the famous words of Hulk Hogan – Right on Brother
I love to smack talk consoles as well. We should form the “Mega Armada of Console Slappers” and take over the world.

Tell those chumps to add a “super freakin high” setting for graphics and a “extra hard combat boot in your ass” difficulty setting for PC :)