Responding to the new round of rumors last week that BioShock is coming to PS3 in 2008, a 2K Games forum moderator has this to say:
Note: 2K forum moderators work for 2K Games.
It has been explained time, and time again.
LOOOL is what I got to say.
rumors are ugly
If a forum moderator says no PS3 version of Bioshock it must be true. Not. Since when does something from a forum mod mean anything? Is it the president of the company or something? I don't know if this game will come out for the PS3 or not but I don't get my news from mods.
Uau...look at all that xbots approving this story...
awwwww. look at all the sony dogs crying about this story....
Wait, did I miss something. Didn't MS sign a deal with 2kgames to keep this an 360 exclusive? Or didn't something happen to say otherwise?
Microsoft Game Studios actually paid to have the game switched to an Xbox 360 exclusive while the PS3 version was in mid-development. Which is kind of a crappy move on the part of Microsoft because all they did was pay to have another version canned....which is dirty.
To anyone that calls this a "conspiracy" it isn't. The article on it was in one of the recent EGM issues....I believe september or october where they had an interview with a Bioshock dev. A sidebox held the information that insiders had received information that the reason why the PS3 version was canned was because MS was throwing money around.
Microsoft also did it with Dead Rising. Capcom was going to port over Lost Planet and Dead Rising both, but Microsoft sent a very large money hat to see to it that Dead Rising 1 (the sequel is up in the air) never made it to the PS3 console.
Some people might feel that this is a smart move on Microsoft's part but remember that this business practice is what got them caught up in the anti-trust lawsuits they are in today. It is a business plan to destroy competition through monetary bribes instead of through the free-market itself.
Anyways, as for the PS3 version of Bioshock....would I like to see it? Hell yeah I would. Am I going to cry about this? No, because I, like many others who don't own or never plan to own an Xbox 360, have a PC and I already own Bioshock for that. Just like how I have Gears of War now too.... and I'm sure when MGS (Microsoft Game Studios...not Metal Gear Solid) caves to customer pressure and Mass Effect ends up on PC I'll buy it then too.
Ehm, that doesn't make much sence to me man. Dev teams aren't mercenaries in a traditional sence, they can't just end development for one console because another throws money at them once they've signed a contract (and been paid...) with any-one console maker. Sony would have had to agree (for some reason=maybe money, lack of positive prospect, whatever) to cancelling the contract, don't just blame M$ deep pockets. Might be crappy, yeah, but Sony let'em. So who's crappier, M$ for wanting exclusive rights over a game they knew was gonna be a hit or Sony for not caring enough about their customers to invest in this game? (alternatively beeing to stupid to realize it was gonna be huge).
I think, I know soooomething about law, but i'm from europe so maybe you have different systems over there.
However, you are right on point concerning the anti-trust issue and I completely support your view on this matter. Such practices, tho positive for some consumers (read xbox360 ownerz) must be disencouraged.
Well, Microsoft's dominance/monopoly in software worldwide gives it a strategic position to be very liberal with its investments (take MSNBC for example). While Sony's electronics have a lot of competition from both foreign and domestic brands, who competes with MS's Windows except Apple's OSX and GNU's Linux?
Every development team wants to be well funded. In fact, it would be better for them that the publisher takes up the financial risk for the games, and MS is in such a position to do so.
Socsa: They can cancel development for a title on a console as long as a developer is independent and is not beying fed money from MS or Sony.
Ashta: Mass Effect WILL come to the PC.
ashta shutup and quit your crying "anti trust laws" lmao gimme a break dude.
"Wah wah Microsoft is keep all the games exclusive"
It's called business obviously something you know nothing about...Microsoft paid to keep the PS3 from seeing the games, that might not be buying the rights but it sure as hell is buying the exclusivity of the title. I'm pretty sure you didn't whine when Sony had the entire gaming world in it's back pocket with the PS2. Microsoft is paying for parity without them doing it their would be no reason to own a 360 as every game would be on the PS3 as well.
This is just more incentive for SONY to do what they should've been doing from the beginning, developing exclusive titles to play-up the power of their console. Not rely on 3rd parties to do it for them.
I hope you don't ever open a business. That may not be a smart move for you.
Ashta (he's right btw) wasn't saying the 360 was violating anti-trust laws, just that Microsoft has done actions that did and that trying to buy off software developers (for games or computers) is a way of doing that.
But I suppose you can retaliate his informed response with fanboy fanaticism.
Your "crying" about it right now, your tears are leeking through the net and on to my keyboard.
Sony fangirl wants Bioshock
Sony fangirl cries for Bioshock
Sony fangirl lies about getting Bioshock
SLAP SLAP SLAP
"There will be no PS3 version of BioShock.
It has been explained time, and time again."
Just like you crying for MGS4?
TheMART talks Sh1te!
TheMart talks more Sh1te!
Sh1te is literally ouzing from TheMart!!
SLAP SLAP SLAP
TheMart retreats to put wrap a towel around his beloved 360, plants a big wet kiss on his shrine to Big Bill and dissapears to tend to his other RED RING....
I've allready have it for the PC, remenber...i've allready finish it, and playing second time... all games that are exclusives for xbox are in the PC...ahahahahah....don't need x360 to play bioschock... sorry man....
In other words 2K sold their soul to the devil.
Xbot behaves likes small child, pointing finger. I’ve got it and you haven’t, na na nana na.
Xbot runs to mummy, he’s picking on me.
Guess those Sony fans with PC’s will just buy that version instead.
So called exclusive! It never was coming to PS3, this is news?
your a fa(ggot. haha
To all above: you forget about a couple of important details:
Konami is 3rd party, and have mentioned a couple of times they are looking to other platforms also.
The 360 had 12 mln. units sold somewhere this summer. The 360 sold over 500k in USA alone in September, October also above 500k. World wide they'll touch what, 800k a month. November, even more. December last year they sold 2.1 mln. consoles was it in USA alone or world wide not sure. But still, those numbers combined make an easy 4 mln. sold the last 4 months of this year. Add that on the already 12 mln. number. 16 mln. 360's out there at the end of this year, compared to the slow selling (130k in USA alone) PS3 the last months, just on 5.65 mln. sold recently, makes what, maybe 7 mln. to max. 8 mln. at the end of this year.
Bioshock doesn't need the PS3 to make more profit/get the costs back. MGS4 needs a larger audience then the PS3 one to make profit/get the costs back.
Combine it with the recent Konami survey in Japan if they would buy a PS3 at all etc. And its a complete other story then Bioshock. If you can't see that... Hasn't MGS2 also been on the XBOX 1? So far Konami's loyalty to Sony
Only “rofldings” stated anything about MGS4, and that was only as a jibe against you for such fanboy comments regarding Bioshock coming to PS3. Admittedly some Sony fanboys seem to think Bioshock was still coming to their beloved console, but the majority already new this was unlikely.
So why bring up this old flogged horse of a story about MGS4 and the 360, it’s already been put to rest more times on this site than probably any other story, or are you just that desperate to get hold of it. Give it a rest and stick to the topic, which is not MGS4, its about the non-arrival of Bioshock on PS3, which quite frankly is a good game, but in my opinion (note: only my opinion, others are entitled to their opinion), not a stand-out great game, just a good game, I’ve played better over the years on the PC. Hence, its not a title I’m sorry to see NOT coming to the PS3.
we dont want bioshock so u can keep it and u keep paying 4 ur online u cant ball on my network anyways u trash
Hideo and Ryan Peyton, "mgs4is ps3exsclusive"
F***ED UP THE BUTT
an xbot goes and cries
now maybe these dumb @ss rumors about bioshock,MGS4,ect can stop.
I wish they would go away but frankly, the truth seems to have little effect on rumors like these. God himself could come down and say "no bioshock for PS3 and no MGS4 for 360" and fanboys would still claim they heard it was from a better source.
While it is good to here the truth I just have to say, OH the Irony of this.
just when you thought the PS3 would catch a break and have TWO great shooters on the system (COD4 being the other), 2K go and shoot the rumour down like the birds in duck hunt.
correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't Bioshock rated as one of the top shooters around? Surely SONY would do everything in its powers to get this released on PS3?
Not really. Its just that X-Bots rave about it.
It looks good, but is extremely boring.
I think you are getting confused with your 360 there mate. The PS3 has a wide VARIETY of games already available and coming soon.. Thats right, I said VARIETY!
Now crawl back in your hole and go play your FPSBox360!!
I don't think you understand the word: Variety. The definition is simple: the state of being varied or diversified (dictionary.com). Please tell me who has more games, Xbox 360 or PS3? Even your smart enough to answer that one. How many games are on the Xbox that are not on the PS3...theres been quite a few articles on that subject (Google it). So, besides MGS4, Uncharted, and a few rpg's what isn't coming to the 360? Hopefully you have a good enough PC to play Bioshock...
Before I get my first disagree: I plan on buying a PS3 this holiday season. I plan on buying games exclusive to PS3. Nothing wrong with exclusives people...and variety:-p
this is exactly like the mgs4 thing.
i dont think it'd make sense in the long run, next year a lot of games are coming out. This year would have been the perfect time to release a game like that especially on ps3, seeing as there are only about 2-3 omg ps3 titles coming out.
its isn't like GTA which is guranteed to sell a stupendous amount.
... **** 2kgames .. but didnt believe the rumors anyway .. like Levine would lie derectly 2 our faces lol..
Sucks for ps3 owners. Bioshock is one of greatest fps ever made with some of the creepiest level design and insanely smart AI ever seen in a game. Classic game.
You know, it's really not so bad, eh?
Not really. I'm a PS3 owner and I played it on my PC, it wasn't THAT great. The ending was repetitive and sucked.
Did 2K said that? That they are getting so annoyed that they will stop making games for PS3 altogether? If they said so, they are sure damn lame bast*rds. Retards. What good they are making on PS3 already?
And if the poster updated it without 2K saying it. He is fu*king Xbot.
The 2k mod didn't say that. The Round Peg said that. I don't know what has been up with him lately but he has been extremely negative with aht news he posts about the Playstation 3 or anything Sony related. Also, he has been overstepping his boundaries in what news he posts by adding his own opinions to the descriptions as if it was actually a part of the article.
now its gone. it did make the news hotter I suppose
AHAHAHA. That update made me laugh loads. They will stop making PS3 games if people keep making Bioshock PS3 rumors? I hardly believe they said that, they obviously want money, right?
Sucks. I'll just have to make do with Metal Gear and KillZone now.
not sure your usage of "just" is justified. just Killzone 2? just Metal Gear Solid 4?
edit: I hope MGS4 comes sometime in the summer and that KZ2 lives up to the hype unlike KZ(not talking about graphics. I dont even want to debate that.).
I will be very poor and very busy next year but I definitely will get those two.
Weren't you the one that was uber hyped for uncharted? ;)
Yes but Uncharted is coming out in a few weeks here. Not 2008 lol
We know theres not gonna be a bioshock on ps3 the rumour was the next game will be on both systems
I played it on my 360 and it was a great game. Lots of moody atmosphere and insane splicers screaming for your blood. Anyone who bashes this game should quit gaming altogether because that's just stupid.
Oh, and MART: It's constantly been explained that MGS4 is not coming to the 360, so what's the excuse for all the 360 fans who beg and beg for that to come over to the 360? Fanboyism is a curse!
Yeah, but that´s because MGS is much better than Bioshock. I have played MGS3, and even that game, for the PS2, brought more fun than Bioshock.
I have played Bioshock too, and I got bored just with this travelling to one end of the town and then another part of Rapture thing. Pretty easy to get achievements, tough. But I´d take Call of Duty 4, Mass Effect or Metal Gear Solid anyday over Bioshock. The Splicers are pretty dumb too. They are just jumping into the pools of water so I can shock them with the electro plasmid. Boooring...
And that came from one who owns the Xbox 360.
Bioshcok is not that great. Be glad, PS3 owners.
It could still come for the PS3. Don't believe Forum moderators even if that update says they work for 2K. Where's the proof that they work for 2K? It's also lame to make stories up using a forum as the source. I think one of the questions in the N4G contributor test asks you whether a forum is a good source to use for your story. The answer: NO.
2K are not part of MS and they still make other games for all platforms including the PS3. The PS3 version will have no bugs that the 360 has. I will be playing that game next year in proper widescreen.
Go smoke some more pot. The game isn't coming to PS3.
Even if it won't be coming to the PS3 at least we get MGS4 as an exclusive, the devs have repeatedly said that it's only for the PS3. Maybe I should finally believe them.
your right cheech bio shock may come to the ps3 until i here from 2k officially not some fourm. the x bots can talk about the Playstation force all they want.but most of the x bots are hypocrites they want approve my pro ps3 story because its a fourm are blog post but get theirs in. i'm getting tired of all the politics on this site and the x bots having there way on this site with approvals disapprovals of post
I dont know why people keep bringing this crap up, it will never happen. why would it. they sold more than enough copies for 360 and pc. they are not gonna risk tons of money developing for ps3 then wait for uncertain sale results which are usually shown to be far lower than the otehr platforms. they can just spend all money they made on the next game or go on 5000 holidays.
this game was the msot amazing gaming experience i have had for a long long time and its one of those titles that defined a console for me. instead of making rumors people should go get a job so they can buy both platforms because everyone knows thats what happens in the long run
Well so what it's a boring game anyway,why i say this is becouse i have it on my pc so...
Just forget this game already,it was good but now its old.I would not buy this even if it comes to ps3 becouse like i said it's old and boring!
And themart is just jealous becouse we get mgs4 & FF Versus XIII & FF XIII.
One more thing,Ps3 fans stop saying that bioshock is coming to ps3 becouse it's not gonna happen!(Not that i care!)
Over & Out!
Bioshock isn't coming to PS3...
It doesn't confirm that a variant of Bioshock isn't coming to the PS3.
And so it goes....
I'm actually glad it isn't coming, it'd be far too late to make as big of an impact as it would have if it came out when the PS3 REALLY could have used it in August. If it came out next year it'd have to contend with the games PS3 owners have been waiting for all along. Then we'd have another "blank game doesn't sell on the PS3, Sony is doomed they should sell off all assets and become electrohobos" story.
once again , i told all you fanboys buttt nooooo
Dont u ps3 fangirls understand that 360 own the rights and the game itself, stop making up rumors for God sake about what 360 games u guys want, its not my fault that u got a ps3 with no good games, ya shoulded it thought about it before getting a ps3.
So you shouldn't be one of the ones saying that certain PS3 exclusives are coming to the 360 then eh? Noted. Oh yeah and MS doesn't own the Bioshock IP.
um,no. 2k made it. 2k published it. they can put it on whatever console they want. but no one cares because if you wanted to play it you already did on your pc. and it has hardly any replay value whatsoever. its old news now and there are already new games out that are more fun to play with massive replay value.
Microsoft probably paid them enough to keep it an exclusive. The Paramount syndrome is spreading through a lot of companies lately.
money talks and those with the most speak the loudest, and MS seems to have a pretty much unlimited supply...
i wouldnt put it past microsoft to pay off for exclusives, but i think this one is just really about being time to move on to new and better projects.
This is getting annoying Sony Droids find something new to do
It sad really, the SONYBOTS need to stop making rumors up, BIOSHOCK will never make it onto a PS3 console.
Or did your fanboy denial state forget about those?
Besides, there's nothing wrong with wanting to play a game, no matter what system it's for. Fanboys can be really childish...
RoundPeg edited the statement at the bottom. Guess he chickened out...