Mass Effect 3 PS3 performance is a ‘disappointment’, claims tech analyst

Published on March 8th, 2012

Mass Effect 3 PS3 performance is a disappointment, claims tech analystVideo game performance analysts Digital Foundry have claimed that the PS3 version of is “a disappointment” compared to its Xbox 360 counterpart, saying that the performance of the final PlayStation 3 version “is extremely similar, if not identical to that of the stuttering demo code”.

“Bearing in mind that the days of major differences between PS3 and Xbox 360 games are largely a thing of the past, this is clearly a disappointment,” commented Digital Foundry during their analysis of the final retail game, “not just from a visual perspective, but also in terms of gameplay as the frame-rate dips impact controller response during shoot-outs to a certain extent.”

The analysts added that the PS3 version of the game was prone to “ regular stretches of 20FPS gameplay”, whereas the Xbox 360 version only showed “occasional blips in visual feedback”.

The PlayStation 3 demo of Mass Effect 3 was criticised by consumers for its regular frame-rate drops on its release earlier this month. Many had been hoping that the issues would have been rectified in the final game.

We reviewed the Xbox 360 version earlier in the week and found no considerable problems with it, awarding the game a mammoth 98%.

Mass Effect 3 launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC tomorrow.


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