Independent developer Demiurge Studios has announced it is working with BioWare to bring the latter's hit Xbox 360 RPG Mass Effect
to the PC for its May release, along with a number of new features.
The studio says its team "placed focus on higher environmental and character resolutions, smooth game flow and a gameplay interface" more suitable for the PC, and have added a number of new features including individual squad member control, a reworked inventory system, fully customized key mapping and hot keys, and a new decryption minigame.
Since its founding in 2002 as an independently funded company, Demiurge has been involved in more than ten titles, working with companies like Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Gearbox Software and THQ on such games as Brothers in Arms: Double Time, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
and Titan Quest
Said studio director Albert Reed, “Working with BioWare has been an incredible experience. Maintaining the utmost professionalism, BioWare and Demiurge have ensured that quality and communication are the top priorities. The team at BioWare welcomed our new ideas and has been supportive of our contributions to the project, giving us the opportunity to make this game feel perfectly natural for the PC. It’s refreshing to work with a company like BioWare that is truly dedicated to creating the best game possible.”