Updated / Mass Effect trilogy exclusive to Xbox 360

Here’s something that may or may not come as a surprise. Austrialian 360, the premiere mag for all the 360 news down under, interviewed BioWare head honcho Ray Muzyka and got the scoop on the future of the company’s critically acclaimed and commercially successful Mass Effect.

Muzyka dismissed the well circulated rumors that Bioware might possibly pull a Square Enix and release their flagship title on a competitors system, confirming that the company is still going to bring “the Mass Effect trilogy exclusively to the Xbox 360.”

This in a sense killed two birds with one stone. For one, gamers don’t have to anticipate the game being announced for one of the other systems, and next, this gives a sort of confirmation the Xbox 360 is going to be on the market for the foreseeable future.

Muzyka also dropped some info about what we could expect out of the next two titles, stating that the game will stay true to the already established format of a story driven heavily by the dialogue branches and your actions affecting the outcome. No confirmation on whether characters from the first will return, if we’ll be able to import our character models (fingers crossed), and no projected timeline for release.

Update: It now looks like Muzyka’s comments may have been taken out of context. Muzyka “never confirmed any plans of Mass Effect exclusivity for the trilogy,” a BioWare rep told Joystiq. The same old song and dance..