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FYI Tuesdays: Mass Effect 2, BF: BC2, Crytek Buys Free Radical

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Welcome to the first edition of “FYI Tuesdays”. If you haven’t noticed, Tuesday is the day to announce and release things. Why have dinky little posts for each one when I can wrap it all up in one post. I don’t know how prevalent this will be, but let’s just wait and see.

Mass Effect 2 & Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Coming Early 2010

During a conference call with EA”s CEO, John Rictiello, it was revealed that both Mass Effect 2 and Bad Company 2 are in the works and scheduled for fiscal Q4 2009 — which means early 2010. He also revealed that these games will be multiplatform, but wouldn’t confirm whether or not Mass Effect 2 will come to PS3 or not. Only Xbox 360 and PC versions confirmed which is technically multiplaform.

Other EA conference call tidbits

  • Dead Space coming to Wii
  • Battlefield Heroes by April of 2009
  • Dragon Age: Origins will debut along side console releases later this year
  • The Sims 3 delayed until June 2009
  • Mirror’s Edge & Dead Space break 1 million unit
  • The GodFather 2 delayed

Crytek Saves Free Radical

It looks like Free Radical (Haze, Time Splitters), who shut their doors in December, can now reopen them thanks to Crytek (Crysis). According to Rob Yescombe, a script writer of Free Radical, the once doomed developer managed to work out a deal with Crytek. A smooth deal at that.

Congrats to all those involved.

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