As early as January of this year, many hailed Bioware's extremely polished Mass Effect 2 as the Game of the Year. Their premature predictions aside, it was truly a game that you didn't want to miss and as a result PS3 owners cried bitter, lonely tears.
Then dried them a few months ago when Bioware announced that the PS3 port they had been working so diligently on was due for release in January of 2011.
And if that didn't warm the cockles of your heart how about the recent assurance from Bioware producer Jess Huston that the PS3 port may be 'as good, if not better than the Xbox version'.
Despite being the more powerful, more accomplished machine, the Playstation 3 is frequently the recipient of poorer quality ports and multi-platform titles, being the more difficult to develop around.
'Oftentimes when you go to the PS3 you see stuff like down-ressing and using a smaller than 720p resolution to try and get back some of the framerate...We haven't done that.'
The sound you hear is the collective sigh of relief from 46million PS3 owners worldwide.
Yet its not only graphical fidelity that Bioware promises for its upcoming port. Three years worth of engine updates plus every patch and downloadable piece of content will be included on the disc, amounting to somewhere in the region of one hundred dollars, and more importantly 20 hours of additional material.
Bioware seem eager to emphasis the 'Mass' in their PS3 port and following almost a year to the day on from its PC and Xbox 360 release, Mass Effect 2 is expected to scoop up similarly impressive results on the Playstation.