Apparently, some PlayStation 3 owners have experienced some issues with BioWare’s recent release of Mass Effect 2, with save files corrupting in the middle of Mass Effect’s extensive campaign. While the game has been receiving critical acclaim from many gaming critics (be sure to check out our review), this could be a huge issue for those affected. There is a temporary solution for it now though, but it’s rather annoying.
BioWare’s Chris Priestly had this to say on the corrupted save issue:
We are aware that a small group of Playstation 3 users are getting corrupted saves while playing Mass Effect 2. We are aware of the issue and we are working on a patch to fix it. This issue is caused by too many level transitions within a single gaming session. Players who play for an extended period may encounter this issue.
In the mean time, there is a very simple work around to prevent this issue. Simply restart your game every few hours. By shutting down and restarting your game, you will not encounter the corrupted save issue.
So take a break from Mass Effect 2 by shutting down your game, say hello to your loved ones or take the dog for a walk and then restart and keep playing.
Have your save files been corrupted by the issue? Let us know in the comments below.