PS3 Mass Effect 2 demo code is old

Final game "noticeably better" - BioWare.

Six of one, half-a-dozen of the other: that's how Eurogamer compared the PS3 demo performance of Mass Effect 2 to the existing full Xbox 360 game.

But now BioWare has come out and revealed that that code was old; the full PS3 game, which launches on Friday, will be "noticeably better" than the demo.

"The demo was, for certification and testing reasons, about a two month older build than the final 'what you will play when you get it home' version," BioWare community man Chris Priestly wrote on the US PlayStation blog.

"I think you'll see that the game is noticeably better at launch."

The PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 "is not a simple port", as we told you last week, and has "clearer" and "more vibrant" in-game graphics and cinematics.

Downloadable add-ons Overlord, Lair of the Shadow Broker and Kasumi's Stolen Memory DLC are bundled for free. And, as there's no Mass Effect 1 on PS3, an interactive comic preludes the game, summarising the story of the first game and allowing you to make the big decisions within it.

Mass Effect 2 scored 10/10 on Eurogamer and went on to become Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2010.

Mass Effect 2 PS3 launch video.

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