The version of the sci-fi RPG used for the demo was older and less polished than the final product, says BioWare's community co-ordinator.
BioWare has restated its claim that Mass Effect 2 will look amazing on the PS3, after some fans expressed disappointment with the visuals in the demo. Last month BioWare said that the PS3 version of the game would be the prettiest of any platform, as it used its successor's engine.
BioWare's community co-ordinator, "Evil" Chris Priestly, wrote a short preview of the game for the official PlayStation blog. In the comments, one reader noted that despite what BioWare had said about the graphical quality of the game on the PS3, it wasn't actually any better than the other versions. Priestly replied to the comment, saying that the demo used a two-month-old build of the game, and that BioWare had spent the last sixty days polishing the game and getting it looking great.
It seems a little strange for BioWare, having made a point about the way the game looks on the PS3, to release a demo, knowing that it didn't look as good as it could. Of course, it's quite likely that a significant number of people who grabbed the demo - if not the majority - aren't actually aware of what BioWare said.
Besides, it's not as if the graphics are the only carrot that BioWare has to dangle in front of PS3 gamers' noses. As well as looking better, the PS3 version of ME2 also includes more content than either the PC or Xbox 360 version. Besides all the Cerberus Network contain, the game will also include the premium downloadable content, Overlord, Lair of the Shadow Broker and Kasumi's Stolen Memories.
Mass Effect 2 comes out for the PS3 on January 18th.
Source: via CVG