PS3 getting BioShocked Oct. 21

2K Games' award-winning undersea adventure will dock with Sony's console in two months; due October 24 in UK and EU.

Following months of rumors, 2K Games officially announced in late May that BioShock was coming to the PlayStation 3. Three months later, the Take-Two Interactive label has narrowed that release window to a specific ship date--October 21 in North America and October 24 in the UK and Europe. In the US, the game is rated M for Mature and will retail for $59.99.

The PS3 BioShock is being primarily developed at 2K's Marin studio, with 2K Australia and 2K Boston (formerly Irrational Games) and Dark Sector developer Digital Extremes also pitching in. Its storyline will be almost identical to the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game, which were released last year to critical acclaim and commercial success.

The PS3 edition will have some exclusive content, including a new Survivor difficulty level and "Challenge Rooms" for post-storyline skill tests. As was widely rumored, the game will also fully support the PS3's new trophy system of in-game achievements.

Besides the PS3 BioShock, 2K Games is working on two titles the public knows of. The first is BioShock 2, in development at 2K Marin for release on unspecified platforms in 2009. (Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski is prepping a BioShock film for the following year.) Though he is involved with BioShock 2, series creator Ken Levine is primarily focused on a new, unnamed title, rumored to be an X-Com remake or sequel.

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Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Good to see a great game coming to another platform for more players.

GDCalibur
GDCalibur

This leaves me 1 week to beat Dead Space =D I can do it!

SyrusKahn
SyrusKahn

@GODOFWAR03 it may be the same old game to you but to some people who haven't played it yet. it's brand spankin' new.... I LOVE TROPHYS!!!!

macewarrior
macewarrior

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GODOFWAR03
GODOFWAR03

this game is old news, been on other systems for over a year now. not worth the money to play such an old game. besides killzone 2, resistance 2, socom are all due in a few months.

iesexywarden
iesexywarden

finally, one of 360s great exclusives comes to ps3

ps3thabest
ps3thabest

cant wait! im gonna be a happy gamer this year.

mangoslayer
mangoslayer

killzonegamer, you forgot killzone 2 and infamous

killzone_gamer
killzone_gamer

Argh! Bioshock, Fifa 09, Little Big Planet, Resistance 2, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift. All in the next 3 months!!! ARGH! Too many awesome games coming out.

Master_2K4
Master_2K4

@DeanoFantasy you could play it in your 32 inch tv with an xbox 360.. in 1080p...1 year ago...

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

Yes that's true! I was playing it on the 360 too, but when I heard it was coming on PS3 I stopped playing, Its just the 360 is in my brothers room and is noisy and quite unreliable to tell the truth. And thought "No Ill wait and play it on my PS3 on my 32in 1080p HD TV instead"

I1yodsyo1I
I1yodsyo1I

It'll be good but will it be worth your moolah? I'll say no.

0678
0678

these next few months are gonna be hard the wallet. isnt dead space and left 4 dead out about then too?

Amir29
Amir29

Played about an hour's worth of Bioshock on PC. I stopped after that cause I knew it was coming to the PS3 and wanted to enjoy the experience on my big screen. I can't wait!!! :) Oh and mattthhhealy? RIGHT ON!!! I'm really get sick of people turning every Next-Gen game's comment space into a console war. It's been 2-3 years PEOPLE!!! Get over it already!!! Enjoy the ecitement of a new release and stop trying to ruin that excitement for others.

mAttthhheaLy
mAttthhheaLy

What's with all the stupid arguing, dudes. I'm just happy to get to play the game, I coulnd't care less which console I play it on. You're acting like a bunch of five year olds with your "my console is better than your console" rubbish. Get a lifeee!!!

BarronOBeefdip
BarronOBeefdip

meh you can have it, i found it quite boring to be honest

Quadlazor
Quadlazor

Thats gonna be sweet, just another reason for me to get a PS3 before 360, anyone who complains about itnotbeig a 360 exclusive now isababy cau they are getting Resident Evil 5 which has never been with microsoft. Wii seems to be theonly system that gets to keep there exclusives :D

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

Seems like even 360 "exclusives" end up coming over to the PS3, if you wait long enough.

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

You call that exclusive content?! Come on! Add something more to the story or let us play as a different character or something. Is this what I waited to play the game on the PS3 version for?!

ThisIsntLeonard
ThisIsntLeonard

george999819 Wow, it must suck to be a 360-only owner. You're never getting MGS4 and your port of Final Fantasy hasn't even begun development yet. I bet you can't wait to play Little Big Planet and Resistance 2. Oh wait, you can't.

BloodofZodiac
BloodofZodiac

acalights it's obvious you haven't played the game, the game takes a lot longer than 5 hours to get through, the game length is much closer to 15 depending on how you play it.

makemeweak
makemeweak

It took a very long time to port this one...

acalightsp33d
acalightsp33d

ok fair enough bioshock wasnt a bad game but wasnt worth the money 5 hours to complete a game that doesnt have multiplayer what a waste no point playin it again after finishing it once

george999819
george999819

Wow, it must really suck to be a PS3-only owner. Your only good games are 360 hand-me-downs that you get more than a year after they come out on the 360. I bet you guys can't wait to play Bioshock 2 in 2010, a year after it's released on the 360. I truly feel sorry for you guys.

gears90
gears90

Good for the PS3 only owners. Bioshock is a great game and no one should have to miss out on it.

kingdre
kingdre

I heard a lot of good things about this game. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

-Luffy-
-Luffy-

HK88 "This is a great game and PS3 owners will love it. I don't think they should be charging 60 though. It should be at the most 40. You can pick up x360 or PC versions for 20-30 right now and even less in some areas. I love 2k, but they seem to be cashing in EA style with a slight update(patch) of one of their games and re releasing it." It's not a patched version. They had to build it from the ground up. Plus, there's bonus content. Stop b****ing and be happy that the game is coming to the PS3 in the first place.

tidyspidey
tidyspidey

lucky PS3-only owners eh? Bioshock is one of the best experiences I've played in years.... may be worth renting this one when it finally comes out and I get a PS3. I don't currently own a PS3 but was planning on getting one for little big planet. This gives me a 2nd reason now....

dnathug
dnathug

This game is amazing hope you enjoy it PS3 owners, especially the extras you guys are getting, now couldn't Xbox release downloadable content and add the challenge rooms to the 360 version?? Kick a$$ game though.

residentzombie2
residentzombie2

Developers cannot direct port a game made on Microsoft to Sony's console because the programming code for the PS3 is very new and complicated. It takes time for developers to get used to the new technology the PS3 presents them and to maximize this potential. Only one game has truly tested the PS3 thus far, MGS4. Very posibily FFXII while push the PS3 processing power as well since Square is reknown for pushing the power of all the Sony systems.

residentzombie2
residentzombie2

Developers cannot direct port a game made on Microsoft to Sony's console because the programming code for the PS3 is very new and complicated. It takes time for developers to get used to the new technology the PS3 presents them and to maximize this potential. Only one game has truly tested the PS3 thus far, MGS4. Very posibily FFXII while push the PS3 processing power as well since Square is reknown for pushing the power of all the Sony systems.

hotdork70minus1
hotdork70minus1

Amazing game last year. Too many other good games this year to get PS3 version unfortunately.

CALBORN
CALBORN

This game is also 1 of my wanted list for a very long time, but after i heard they are slling the game at a retail price at $59.99 . i am quite disappointed .. after so long i waited for this game hoping to get a cheaper price like $50 is also fine with me, but a full price like a new game of PS3 is a way over it, i rather wait for other game

residentzombie2
residentzombie2

andrew_ribbons Good things come to those who wait. Patience is a virtue. Look at your precious 360, M$ wanted to be first to market, rushed production of their systems and now most XBox owns have gotten the Red Ring of Death. Look at Tomb Raider III and Tomb Raider 4, Eideos rushed development of Tomb Raider so they had a new Tomb Raider game each Christmas shopping season, result the games were garbage. If you want to do things correct, especially with as big as reviews are for the sales numbers of the game it is in the developers best interest to do a GOOD job and not do a rush job.

darkride66
darkride66

andrew_ribbons "It's just that 14 months is too big a gap. If i were a PS3 owner i'd be insulted by that treatment. It is very disconcerting to see you all going "yayayaya" O_o" 360 fanboy much? I ask because no one but a rampant 360 fan could possibly see anything wrong with this, or find a reason to be upset. You're correct, you could go pick up a 360 copy of this game cheap now...if you bothered owning a 360. Personally my 3rd 360 console MS sent me scratched the hell out of my copy of Bioshock and left me unable to play through it again. I for one and looking forward to giving Bioshock another play through and will be buying it again because it's a GREAT GAME. Who cares how long it's been out on the PC and 360. If you haven't played it yet, few games look as amazing as Bioshock and a good game is a good game, no matter how long it took for it to come out on your console of choice.

sieg6529
sieg6529

Excellent. This game was the only reason I had to buy a 360, and now I don't even need that.

Xhawk2004
Xhawk2004

Wish the game wasnt going to retail at $59.99. I understand the cost and all with Blu-Ray, but the game is kinda old now, and can be found on both the 360 and Pc for less than 1/2 that price :(

duke-nukem11
duke-nukem11

i loved this game on the xbox. but now ive sold my 360 im looking forward to getting a ps3 And this sweet game! before all you fanboys start hissing i sold it coz i was bored. lol ftw

sonicmask
sonicmask

XBOX IS LOSING LEFT AND RIGH AND MAYBE EVEN SIDEWAYS!...AMAZING GAME NOW ITS TIME EVERYONE ENJOYED IT!

sonicmask
sonicmask

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andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

"14 months late but enjoy." It's just that 14 months is too big a gap. 4-8 months for a port is acceptable, like UT3 coming to 360 after 7 months with it's new features. But 14? For a new difficulty setting and some challenge rooms? At full retail price? If i were a PS3 owner i'd be insulted by that treatment. It is very disconcerting to see you all going "yayayaya" O_o

Siz2005
Siz2005

Bioshock will be a good game but im not getting cus i rather get Reisistance 2

TTDog
TTDog

14 months late but enjoy.

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

So minimal additions then? I can pick up a copy of this game for about £10 for the PC and £15 for the 360. Anyone paying £35 when it comes out on PS3 is being seriously duped lol, and 14 months after it's release on everything else too XP Why would i buy a PS3? To get great games come out over a year after everyone else at premium prices? Urm....nah XP

CureForLiving
CureForLiving

I didn't buy the xbox version so I'll probably get the PS3 version, hopefully the 'exclusive content' will be worth it, since they'll be selling it at full price.