Mass Effect 2 Expands To 2 Discs, Sometimes 3

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The sheer number of foxy blue alien women in Mass Effect 2 has pushed the limits of the DVD format's storage capabilities. As a result, BioWare is spreading the Xbox 360 and PC game across two discs.

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While that won't mean that much to owners of the PC version—it's a two-disc install—poor Xbox 360 owners will suffer the galactic inconvenience of a disc swap at some point. Chris Priestly, community coordinator of BioWare, says it's not so bad.

"Even though there is a disc swap, it occurs at a carefully planned place in the game (that does not interfere with gameplay) and is done once," Priestly wrote on the Mass Effect 2 forums. "You do not swap back and forth. 1 swap and then done."

As for that third disc mentioned in the headline of this post? That's only included in the Collector's Edition version of Mass Effect 2, offering "making of" content on a dedicated DVD. Whew!

So, 2 discs then? [Mass Effect 2 Community]

DISCUSSION

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What's up with these comments?

Where am I? "This means that we getting more content!" The fuck? That's a new one. Seriously, I understand everyone here has a hard-on for Mass Effect 2 , but come on.

This literally mean nothing besides what was said in the article. There will be two discs. It doesn't mean the PS3 is better because of Blu-ray, and it doesn't mean Bioware is the greatest developer ever for putting their RPG on two discs.