BioShock surfaces on PS3

Following prolonged speculation, magazine cover confirms 2K's critically acclaimed undersea adventure is heading for Sony's console.

The writing has been on the wall for some time that Take-Two would be releasing its award-winning BioShock on Sony's PlayStation 3. Speculation that 2K Boston/Australia's praised dystopian shooter based on the literary stylings of Ayn Rand would land on both current-generation consoles was sparked by the game's initial announcement for "PCs and next-generation consoles." However, tangible evidence didn't come until the game's launch in August, when a reference to BioShock on the PS3 turned up in a demo for the PC game.

The possibility of BioShock zapping PS3s was further fueled in April, when BioShock 2 developer 2K Marin indicated that it was hiring level designers that had experience developing for Sony's flagship console. Today, confirmation of the game's PS3 debut has finally arrived by way of the cover of the July issue of UK-based gaming magazine PSM3. (The news on the cover was spotted by Computer & Video Games.)

Although details on the PS3 edition of BioShock have yet to surface, the cover of the PlayStation-centric magazine states, "Proof why Xbox's best shooter is better on PS3," indicating that some content additions will be made. Thus far, the only updates to the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game were new gene-therapy-induced plasmid powers and stat-enhancing tonics, which arrived in December.

In March, embattled Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick officially confirmed that BioShock 2 was in development at the publisher's newly formed 2K Marin studio. No platforms for the sequel to last year's hit have been announced, but Take-Two expects the game to arrive during the fourth quarter of its 2009 fiscal year, which runs from August 1 to October 31, 2009.

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Antagonist8503
Antagonist8503

SalarianChemist: "95% of multi-platform games are either "Noticably" or "Significantly" better on the Xbox 360. Bioshock will not be an exception. Playstation 3 simply doesn't have the polygon power that the Xbox 360 does. The GPU and CPU structure of the Xbox 360 outputs more polygons and better shading technololgy. For three years in a row (2006-200, the Xbox 360 has easily beaten the Playstation 3 in the Gamespot Graphics Comparisons. Games like Rainbows Six Vegas 2, Orange Box, and many others show that the Xbox 360 is far superior to the Playstation 3. We also need to remember that the developers originally said that they were no longer working on the Playstation 3 version alongside the Xbox 360 and PC version is because they were not willing to comprise the quality of the Xbox 360 and PC versions. It's very common for a delayed release to include things like extra weapons or extra characters. This happened when Lost Planet was released for the Playstation 3--a year after the Xbox 360 version was released. But the Xbox 360 version still had bettter graphics. Plus, the extra stuff in the PS3 version could be downloaded for free, and is now available as an Xbox 360 Platinum Hit for only $29.99 where even more special upgrades, extra characters, ect, are included in the Xbox 360 version. Bioshock will be the same thing. Anything "new" will be available for the Xbox 360 version in download. But in terms of graphics the Xbox 360 version will still be better. The Xbox 360 and PC versions had nearly identical graphics. Saying that the PS3 would have better graphics than a PC version of a game is not realistic; that much is for sure. So, it goes without saying that the Xbox 360 version will still be graphically superior, regardless of what PS3 editors will say in order to try and keep some subscribers." Well, you're right about the 360 having better shaders and pixel pipelines, I won't argue that. But you're dead wrong if you're saying that the PS3 can't look better than the 360. Most of the games that you mentioned did look better on the 360, I wonder why... Maybe because they were created for the 360 first and then ported to the PS3 instead of the other way around. Like you said, most developers will develop their games with the 360 first because it's easier for that particular system. When they port to the PS3, it does become a mess, with having to convert that data. Most often,the conversion process from the 360 to PS3 is piss poor, either because the people doing it don't understand the components and OS of the PS3 relative to the 360, or they're under a time/economic restriction. But the difference in graphics is noticeably small most of the time. Look at DMC 4, PS3 version is slightly better, particularly the developers knew most of the ground layout of the PS3 before they started working on a viable 360 version. Get my point? If that's not clear enough here it is in lamen's term: 360 to PS3 port = piss poor, PS3 developer works with 360 version = equal quality, PS3 exclusive = Metal Gear Solid 4 EXCLUSIVE.... I swear, this fanboyism is BS. The Bioshock version will look cleaner if the developer says so. Bottomline, they can make it so if they're willing to put the time and money into converting everything into a suitable format for whatever OS they're operating on. Chances are, BioShock will look better on the PS3, because with all ports, given with time, they can make games look sharper and cleaner, not necessarily looking better in terms of graphics. Bottom line: PS3 is a better built system, hence the higher price, 360 is a nice system that PLAYS great games, but is built rather poorly. The 1-2 Billion dollar loss and the hundreds of thousands of defects can attest to that.

LEBRON2007
LEBRON2007

K what the 360 and pc only on box? now ps3 same as all the other games same thing happened if u goin to do that KEEP it .. this is the only game i wanted a 360 for. i have ps3 and dont own 360 not a fan at all for any consle but i am happy bioshock is comin to ps3 also with a great new content forgot what it was

Paul2005
Paul2005

Yes this is coming for ps3!!!!! and it says its going to be better then pc and xbox versions.

Gunivianx
Gunivianx

who didnt see this coming from the announcement of the game going to all next gen platforms when it was announced

Diduseeasign
Diduseeasign

There's far too much multiplatforming going on. Hell just bring out one console with all the combined genius of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft and bring all games out on that, That way, everyones happy, which would mean an end to this tedious console rivalry. :D

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ARKwhereiSTAY

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ARKwhereiSTAY
ARKwhereiSTAY

good for ps3 although i probably won't be buying it due to the number of other great titles coming out this year. this game will be easliy overlooked behind MGS4 Little Big Planet Resistance 2 and FFXIII. I don't think even the 360 can touch that....in fact i KNOW it can't

Nawras
Nawras

gandalf9303 - all games give a damn about Japan. Most of the good stuff (technology and games) come out from there or have originated there!

gandalf9303
gandalf9303

all right, in japan the smaller the better, 360= huge power brick= not good. my point, who gives a damn about japan?!?

grahamx
grahamx

george999819 "On the subject of MGS4, the game will almost certainly be coming to the 360 in the future. As any other PS3 exclusive, MGS4 will have poor to mediocre sales. The game would sell very well on the 360 and as was once stated before by Kojima, hardware isn't an issue, "Metal Gear Solid 4 is technically possible on Xbox 360." Just like Bioshock is coming to the PS3, it's ludicrous to think MGS4 won't come to the 360, especially with the PS3's dismal sales." Stupid, stupid statement. PS3 has been catching up, and more and more people are buying it, now, especially as there are things to look forward to on the system, i contrast to how microsoft released all of it's hyped exlusive games only a year or so after the console was released. Also, look at the sales for the PS3 compared to the 360 in Japan. In japan, 360 is nothing but a peice of junk. MGS4 will never be on 360, never, ever. It already has been stated from the beginning to be PS3 exclusive, and Sony has obtained exclusive rights to the game. Plus... while the games ENGINE (Which is the technical part about it) may work on the 360, the game would never be able to. Kojima has admitted that the game uses up the 50 gigs on a blue ray disk, with compression. The 360 uses standard DVDs... which can only contain 4 gigs, and when using dual layer, 7gigs. MGS4 on 360, will never happen.

Ton77
Ton77

360 is a fps god. and bioshock is one of the best. ps3 should be happy they finally got a good game.......

ninjasock
ninjasock

Sure its an "Old game?" for Xbots but people who own a PS3 and havnt got a Xbox and havnt played this game its new to them?! Even if it has got extra content or not I heard this game was brilliant, Im sure people who havnt played this will buy it, If it did so well on the Xbox, Why would it not do as well on the PS3?

Ninjaogta
Ninjaogta

Pablo620 "Theres no way for Xbots to twist this, plain and simple you guys lost a major exclusive AND its going to be better on PS3. Score one for Sony" Score 1 for Sony, really? Well, let's see here, that brings the score to: Microsoft: 9,282,737,383 -- Sony: 1

george999819
george999819

twistedhades: "hell yeah bioshock thats a great addition to the ps3 - sonner or later we might have mass effect to add up n in 6/12 the mighty mgs4 comes out" Mass Effect is published by Microsoft Game Studios. Microsoft Game Studios does not publish games for the PS3. Microsoft also already has exclusive rights for the entire Mass Effect trilogy. On the subject of MGS4, the game will almost certainly be coming to the 360 in the future. As any other PS3 exclusive, MGS4 will have poor to mediocre sales. The game would sell very well on the 360 and as was once stated before by Kojima, hardware isn't an issue, "Metal Gear Solid 4 is technically possible on Xbox 360." Just like Bioshock is coming to the PS3, it's ludicrous to think MGS4 won't come to the 360, especially with the PS3's dismal sales.

Michformer
Michformer

I heard that the PS3 version will have better graphica than the 360 and PC versions because 2K MArin is going to put on the PS3 version major graphical improvements.

manhunt420
manhunt420

As long as it still comes on the 360, I don`t care if it comes on the PS3!

SalarianChemist
SalarianChemist

95% of multi-platform games are either "Noticably" or "Significantly" better on the Xbox 360. Bioshock will not be an exception. Playstation 3 simply doesn't have the polygon power that the Xbox 360 does. The GPU and CPU structure of the Xbox 360 outputs more polygons and better shading technololgy. For three years in a row (2006-2008), the Xbox 360 has easily beaten the Playstation 3 in the Gamespot Graphics Comparisons. Games like Rainbows Six Vegas 2, Orange Box, and many others show that the Xbox 360 is far superior to the Playstation 3. We also need to remember that the developers originally said that they were no longer working on the Playstation 3 version alongside the Xbox 360 and PC version is because they were not willing to comprise the quality of the Xbox 360 and PC versions. It's very common for a delayed release to include things like extra weapons or extra characters. This happened when Lost Planet was released for the Playstation 3--a year after the Xbox 360 version was released. But the Xbox 360 version still had bettter graphics. Plus, the extra stuff in the PS3 version could be downloaded for free, and is now available as an Xbox 360 Platinum Hit for only $29.99 where even more special upgrades, extra characters, ect, are included in the Xbox 360 version. Bioshock will be the same thing. Anything "new" will be available for the Xbox 360 version in download. But in terms of graphics the Xbox 360 version will still be better. The Xbox 360 and PC versions had nearly identical graphics. Saying that the PS3 would have better graphics than a PC version of a game is not realistic; that much is for sure. So, it goes without saying that the Xbox 360 version will still be graphically superior, regardless of what PS3 editors will say in order to try and keep some subscribers.

edhc44
edhc44

Good for PS3 owners... I bought a 360 FOR Bioshock almost an year ago, so if it was a PS3-exclusive back then, I'd probably would go for Sony console. But then again, I'd regret missing a lot of great stuff the 360 has to offer. By now, the only thing that would make me buy a PS3 would be the long waited and probably never to come out FFVII remake. But let's see in a few weeks if MGS4 has the power to change my mind.

Dutch_Force
Dutch_Force

With bioshock ps3 still isn't close to the level of games that 360 has now. There's oh so much more.

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

@XxFAZExX Read previous post please on the cack that is haze before jumping in with you're comment !!!

twistedhades
twistedhades

hell yeah bioshock thats a great addition to the ps3 - sonner or later we might have mass effect to add up n in 6/12 the mighty mgs4 comes out

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

@garibaldi14 you could be right there reg release dates but i bet Microsoft will pay enough to keep it on their formats only for a year or so ? Only time will tell...............

garibaldi14
garibaldi14

@Silicon_Noob , you're probobly right that not many people will buy bioshock due to it now being an old game, but what bringing it to ps3 means is that any future releases in the bioshock franchise will probobly go to ps3 at the same time as the 360 version so while this won't matter as much now, xbox has lost any possible future bioshock exclusives

Silicon_Noob
Silicon_Noob

"Theres no way for Xbots to twist this, plain and simple you guys lost a major exclusive AND its going to be better on PS3. Score one for Sony" Well it will be good for PS3 owners who can't afford a 360 or a decent PC and will probably sell ok, but it comes a bit too late to make much of a dent. The fact that 360 has had it for so long has effectively functioned as exclusivity as anyone who desperately wanted to play it most likely already has. It would be like if after 2 year or so MGS4 getws ported to the 360 only the most diehard fanboys would care cuz it would have already reached saturation point in the PS3 market. It just seems odd to release it so long after its debut.

TheCritic9393
TheCritic9393

I think it's a bit too late for this to happen. They'll more than likely add one or two more missions or weapons to the PS3 version and call it "The Andrew Ryan Edition" or something. I loved Bioshock the first 5 times on the 360 but without multiplayer or DLC of any sort the game really lacks staying power.

ahriman2
ahriman2

@Pablo620 Bioshock was never an exclusive...

beprice3
beprice3

@Pablo620 .360 owners lost?Sorry,buddy,they been playing for a while. I think the PS3 just added a hell of a game to Its improving library. No one lost.

Pablo620
Pablo620

Theres no way for Xbots to twist this, plain and simple you guys lost a major exclusive AND its going to be better on PS3. Score one for Sony

XxFAZExX
XxFAZExX

@ Agermemnon have u played haze u might like it..... so what if it got alot of bad reviews at the end of the day that is the reviewers opinion not yours not mine. thats y im giving haze a chance......... probs rent it XD

hotdork70minus1
hotdork70minus1

After spending $180 on MGS4 , Little Big Planet and Resistance 2, no one will want to pony up 60 bucks for a game thats a year old. It's great that its on PS3 and all but it's too late, there are better buy's in the way.

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

Well I guess I just need to buy the 360 for Fable 2 (which is gonna be AWESOME!!!!!!!!) and that Earth Defense Force game.

Ondracekl
Ondracekl

it's not xboxs best shooter. it was fun for the first time but got boring. should be good to see improvements on it though. it'll be good for the PS3 cause it hasn't got any really good first person shooter games out.

McDog3
McDog3

Finally, confirmation! It's been a long time since the rumors began, but this is still exciting!

Proust
Proust

Damn, if I knew this I wouldn't have bought it on 360. Haven't even played it yet.

Gen-Gawl
Gen-Gawl

@darkride: I agree whole-heartedly with your last post.

Gen-Gawl
Gen-Gawl

@ sambone: lol. they're still not going to understand. Would you kindly get the phrase right. :-P

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

@Darkride so now you're basing how good Haze is by a Japanese mag ?????? LOL..........enough said i think on the subject as that is SCRAPPING THE OLD BARREL .

Sambone757
Sambone757

What!? BioShock is hitting PS3!? Finally!! My friends will understand why I say "Would you kindly?" so much! I'm a huge 360 fan, but I'm glad Sony is picking up this title, the PS3 would definitely benefit from it's release.

beprice3
beprice3

Haha,yea the RROD was a pain in the arse,but I dont think Its an issue as much as it was a year and a half ago.And twistedhades I really don't understand your post.Some of those games have been out for both systems for a while.And darkride is right,I could make a list just as shiny,and pretty as yours(With a little better grammar).But what is the point,really.None of us has played Killzone 2,or Gears 2 they could both be a heaping pile of dung(Most likely they wont).

darkride66
darkride66

@ twistedhades. Each console has it's particular strengths, I don't think you're going to change any minds with lists such as these. I am looking forward to many of those titles but as we speak right now someone is probably typing a similar list on the 360, it's just a vicious circle. As well, MS has done a lot to shore up the 360's hardware. It's unfortunate that so many people had to go through rrod and multiple rrod's, but for new console buyers I don't think this continues to be an issue.

beprice3
beprice3

It should be better on the PS3, They've had plenty of time to tweak it,and hopefully add a few things.I don't expect to see any drastic like M.P.,levels,ect.

twistedhades
twistedhades

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darkride66
darkride66

EXxile said "PlayStation-centric magazine states, "Proof why Xbox's best shooter is better on PS3," indicating that some content additions will be made. Thats a cocky statement." Unless they have proof and it's true. Then it would just be accurate reporting. "Next-gen doesn't start till we say it does," now that's a cocky statement.

EXxile
EXxile

PlayStation-centric magazine states, "Proof why Xbox's best shooter is better on PS3," indicating that some content additions will be made. Thats a cocky statement. Thats like me saying, "Proof why PS3's best open world shooter is better on Xbox360" indicating that some exclusive content downloads will be made. Referring to GTA4. Anyways, at least PS3 players will have the chance to play this phenominal game. And Yuck_Too, I completely agree. You got to take into consideration that this is developed and published by a 3rd party developer resulting in that it could land on any system. And biggs92, you got to remember that Gears of War is published by Microsoft, so they hold the majority of the rights to the Gears franchise.

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

Live and learn people. 3rd party developers are all about the money and there is a lot more money in multi-platform titles. 6-12 months everything gets ported...next up MGS4. After spending $25 Million on development you can rest assured they want that investment back.

darkride66
darkride66

@ Agermemnon "@Darkride Haze is average lol do me a favour please ." Yes. HAZE is an average shooter. I know, I know. How could Famitsu, such a respected game magazine, give it an almost perfect review score to a average shooter? I just finished it this weekend and hopefully after work today I'll get a chance to write a reviews. It raised some interesting questions to me regarding social responsibility and gaming. I'm planning on doing a blog on this because I've never had a game hammer home this notion quite like HAZE did this weekend, and I don't particularly think it was in a good way, but I can understand a bit better why Famitsu gave it such high score. Still, at it's heart and average shooter in my opinion. I liked it better than Rainbow Six Vegas 2. RSV bored me to tears.

Neo1O1
Neo1O1

This is the only 360 game that has my interest. I'm very happy that I'll be able to play it. Great news indeed!

swamplord666
swamplord666

what happen to people being happy because more people will be able to enjoy the game?

biggs92--
biggs92--

Now if rumours are true Epic games 2 or 3 game deal may stop at Gears of war 2, meaning PS3 can get Gears of War 3!! But i'm just hoping. probably won't happen, But still i am happy about Bioshock, i'll have play it and decide wether i like it enough to buy it after its already been out on Xbox for a while. ^_^