In their most recent podcast
, BioWare revealed that the long-awaited PS3 version of Mass Effect 2
was actually running on their modified Unreal Engine 3, created for Mass Effect 3
"We actually created the engine for Mass Effect 3 and used that to make Mass Effect 2 on PS3," revealed Jesse Houston, producer for the PS3 version of the game. "So we took the content, the story, and all of the other assets that made up Mass Effect 2, and we put it into the Mass Effect 3 engine."
The podcast also reveals the PS3 version will have revamped controls, and that a demo will be released on the PlayStation Network on December 21, ahead of the game's release January 21.