Submitted by Lionheart377 865d ago | news

Bioshock Vita still in talks

The BioShock game that was announced for Vita isn't dead yet. (BioShock, PS Vita)

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PigPen  +   865d ago
So they want Sony to pay for the handheld release.
Undrey  +   865d ago
showtimefolks  +   865d ago
sony should pay for it, this could be a huge exclusive
TheGrimOfDeath  +   865d ago
Probably the next best FPS after Killzone Mercenayr.
Ju  +   865d ago
I was just thinking, they probably wait how Mercenary will be doing. And Mercenaries makes it quite obvious that a shooter on the go can work if done right. Only problem is, they (Irrational/2K) have no engine. It's built on UE3 and while that works on the Vita it will be holding it back to reach it's full potential - while looking great on consoles, the performance hit UE3 takes compared to other top titles (lately - e.g. see Tomb Raider or Far Cry or Metro) is quite visible. Mercenaries is done by Guerilla Cambridge - former SCE - and optimized to the metal. Unless they write a new engine, I can't see Bioshock working too great on the Vita. But I hope they'd do it. Would be a great game, none the less.
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_FantasmA_  +   864d ago
I see nothing wrong with that. Seems like the 2K teams that develop Bioshock have a great relationship with Sony and Levine wants to do it. An Vita exclusive Bioshock may not be the system seller it needs, but I bet at least 70% or more of those 5+ million Vita owners would buy this game. And it would sell quite a few systems too.
WeAreLegion  +   865d ago
I love Bioshock. I love the Vita. I just think with Gaikai streaming PS3 games on the Vita next year, we won't need this.
TheModernKamikaze  +   865d ago
Not even as a different title?
WeAreLegion  +   865d ago
I'd love that, but I can't imagine they'll put that much money and development time into it. :/
Ju  +   865d ago
That's like saying because I can stream SF this fall I won't be needing Mercenaries. Of course I do.
Kingthrash360  +   865d ago
reason for disagrees imo:
1. What?
2. Not everyone has the internet
3. Some people ride the bus....vita + bioshock = best way to kill a bus ride (and possibly miss your stop)
4. This will boost the vitas sells
5. Beating bioshock on toilet.............priceless.
WeAreLegion  +   865d ago
I understand all that, but I doubt anyone is going to spend time porting the games to the Vita when they know people can play them on the Vita via streaming.

I always forget some of you people live in cities, so I apologize for not thinking about bus rides.

It won't boost Vita's sales. What would boost Vita's sales is people actually knowing the Vita exists, a price cut, and new IP's. (And maybe a Monster Hunter, but I hate that series.)
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   865d ago
"I always forget some of you people live in cities, so I apologize for not thinking about bus rides"

What are you talking about?
Some of you people?
you have to live in a City to use a bus?
_FantasmA_  +   864d ago
Nothing like smacking a Rosie while wiping my rosy cheeks and making sure not to dip my Big Daddy in the toilet.
porkChop  +   865d ago
It's not a port of the PS3 game. It's an entirely new game that would be built specially for the Vita from the ground up to take full advantage of all its power and features. As for your comment about money and development time, Ken Levine himself and his entire team would be working on it. This is a full scale AAA BioShock game that Ken Levine says he really wants to make and would only be possible on the Vita.
Kingthrash360  +   865d ago
we wrote this at the same time......btw ...awsome great minds think alike
Kingthrash360  +   865d ago
I don't think its a port btw. I heard it was a new bioshock fir the vita.....ya know...like uncharted vita.
r21  +   865d ago
Someone just give in, this is torture for Vita owners.
xxPillsxx  +   865d ago
Welp, it's been so damn long since I last heard about this, hope it'll continue developing!
MrTrololo  +   865d ago
If it a different Bioshock game then i am in for it otherwise meh,rather play it on PC or console
Agent_hitman  +   865d ago
Due to slow sales of VITA it's really understandable that 3rd party Publishers want assurance if ever the Bioshock VITA didn't sell well if in case they agreed to release it.

So they both in talks regarding this matter..
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bjmartynhak  +   865d ago
Then 2K asks for lots of money in advance to fund the project and Sony is unsure if it will be profitable.

But comparing what Nihilistic did and what GG is about to deliver with Killzone Mercernary they can see that it is worth to get a proper studio.
SilentNegotiator  +   865d ago
Agreed. You can't expect third parties to assure the success of your new system by taking major risks.

If Sony had been there to make sure third parties were well funded (and Vita wasn't so expensive), they might have had a success on their hands.
bjmartynhak  +   865d ago
If Sony is taking so long to sign the check 2K must be asking quite a lot of money.

Maybe a re-announcement at Gamescom? A simple teaser would make me happy!
Kingdom Come  +   865d ago
Can we please stop announcing games until they're nearly complete, first Agent and Last Guardian vanish, now this.
Sigh  +   865d ago
Please Sony. Do it. And pay the high price ONLY if Ken Levine is also on board. Tired of big name titles only being handed out to lower-tier studios.
talocaca  +   865d ago
I think it would sell moderately well....similar to assassins creed.

I guess they could wait and see what happens to Killzone.

Sometimes I feel reviewers just randomly hate the vita. The same game gets 6 and 9 on different websites.
Si_85  +   865d ago
Ubisoft were really happy with the sales of Liberation, it goes to show that AAA games that aren't ports can sell really well on Vita. I agree about grading inconsistencies, I'm sick of Vita games being marked down if they aren't at parity with console releases - meanwhile the 3DS gets a free pass because the gulf in graphical fidelity is so much greater. I can't wait for Killzone Liberation and I would buy Bioshock day one :-D
TheGrimReaper0011  +   865d ago
"meanwhile the 3DS gets a free pass because the gulf in graphical fidelity is so much greater."
Eugh, are you taking about the 3D element?
You know, where you cannot move an inch, or the screen is all blurry and drains the battery almost twice as fast and the frame rate drops in most games? Or mostly unneeded in most games?
CRAIG667  +   865d ago
This would almost persuade me to buy a vita... almost.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   865d ago
Well what about the other 223 games on the PS Vita?

_FantasmA_  +   864d ago
I swear if you buy a Vita, you will almost be cool...almost.
CRAIG667  +   864d ago
I doubt it, I have never been "almost" cool... far from it.
Hanso  +   865d ago
Disgaea 4 Return for VIta omg yessss
Gamers_United  +   865d ago
Williamson  +   865d ago
Can't believe this hasn't been done yet! A third party developer is willing to put in time and effort to bring a big name game that isn't a port to the vita, but its still in talks. Make it happen.
StockpileTom  +   865d ago
Not interested unless it's a real Bioshock title and not Shock of Duty.
H4all  +   865d ago
sony please make believe T____T
i really want it...
Tei777  +   865d ago
If we're still in the talking stage then this game won't be ready til 2015.

Its not worth sony's money to be honest especially since it'll very likely be outsourced like Bioshock 2. I'd rather them just use that to bring Final Fantasy Type 0 to the Vita.
tubers  +   865d ago
So if they make one today, assuming it's near home console quality.

Maybe 2015 release? LOL

Won't be surprised if it turns out to land on iOS in the end like that supposed Borderlands VITA project.

Hurry up, Sony!
Krew_92  +   865d ago
I would get this, but if this would have come out between August and September, I would have saved money for Dragon's Crown and Killzone: Mercenary in all honesty. Especially if it was simply a port of the original.

I would still buy it, since I really enjoy the idea of BioShock on the Vita, and I know it won't be coming out soon, if ever.
chasegarcia  +   865d ago
i own a vita and i dont giv a * about this game. tired of fps.
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_FantasmA_  +   864d ago
I own a Vita too, and I don't giv a * about your comment. Tired of people who don't like FPS just because its cool. There are FPS out there besides CoD!!! Deus Ex? Half Life? And Bioshock is up there with those 2.

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