CVG says Venom Games (due to close soon) was asked to handle the PS3 version of BioShock (to be released at the same time as the 360 version) but its coders said it wasn't possible.
It is whatever it is. No need to flame. Can't change the past. :)
That's the entire premise of the Terminator films. Well, apart from the third one, which sucked apart from the final scene.
(Desire is irrelevant. I am a machine.)
How do you actually feel about this statement? I think it was money that changed the platform personally. My point is, it's no need to flame something that has already past. Bioshock is coming to PS3 RELOADED, end of discussion.
eagle is so defensive, it is funny. I saw T3 and it was stronger then me, I love Arnold quotes, was not aimed at you, you comment is correct, but it is like saying water is wet, no need to tell you I like getting wet,we all know it is wet. And the first response was to you saying (Can't change the past) take the flame shield down. and where's your PSN Eagle? where is it?!?!? where is it?!?!? I'm a loser that needs friends, RawR...lol
I call this BS it was $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ we know that and we accepted it great game, I bought it for 360 a year ago and I know many friends who are getting the PS3 version
bs it wasnt money, why in the hell do people refuse to give msoft credit in anything they do. THey make xbox 360 a good platform with tons of great games but people say they only have a couple of good games. They make their system developer friendly compared to sony who took the other route so when a multiplat performs dont make it to ps3 as fast as 360 they claim msoft paid them off.( Yes they payoff some companies for games but only about 4 games got this treatment no every other game). Or if a game like gta is identical on both platforms, the xbox is holding the game back. So can we please at logical with these post and stop spewwing anti microsoft every. Siht the world cant function with msoft right now cause if windows were to suddenly cease to exist it would be catastropic for everyone.
You're darn tootin' it was money. 2k gave them the assignment to code the ps3 version, Venom said it wasn't possible. 2k trusted them, took their word for it, and decided not to throw money at a black hole. Turns out they were wrong though, and now we get our PS3 version! YAY!!
@2.1 People dont give credit to Microsoft because they dont merit it...This is what they usually do, pay for things, and over bid to be sure that theres no one else getting it for a while or a period of time.. I dont have anything against xbox, but i hate that sh!tty american company behind it, i hate the way they act, or the people at head of it, i dont know, i just prefer any other company if i have the choice Thats my opinion btw :)
MS has done a lot of things right, while they still get sh!t thrown a them. Sure, they aren't perfect, but for some reason this hatred towards them is very strong especially in other parts of the world than the US. For some odd reason Sony and Nintendo has such strong brand power. @2.3: That certainly is your opinion, but they way I see it is Nintendo just about killed the hardcore gaming industry. Everybody is now going for shovelware to the masses on the Wii. There aren't too many games that I play or are interrested in, but Zak&Wiki, Okami and No More Heroes. There are literally no 3rd party quality games. To top it off they have a long history of locking out or treating 3rd partys badly. Sony constantly blatant lies and arrogance. Remember when Sony said PS3 backwards compatibility is important? Or when nobody wants rumble? Sure, Sony has greatly improved since the PS3's poor reception, but a lot leaves to be desired. Guess what, I own all 3 consoles! Of the three, I use my 360 the most, have the largest game library and get the cheapest games.
Maybe you two should go read some history about Microsoft's exploits before shooting your ignorant mouths off. Microsoft's exploited many companies including blackmailing PC manufacturers to boycott Nestcape, "borrowing" Apple's prototype Mac Plus for windows, and turning their back on IBM and pirating Lotus Works to turn into MS Office. This Silicon Valley company's story isn't exactly as spotless as you think they are. You kids make me laugh defending MS. I am sure you'd be very happy too if you came up with some revolutionary software and MS stole it under your nose, using alot of cash and their 30+ lawyers. Marc Andereesson was 23 when that happened to him (co-founder of netscape).
really? Get silly?
They weren't willing to put forth the effort? Money talks ladies and gents....money talks. -Black-
And there is a reason why they are about to close their doors...
They make poopey games
Well, I feel sorry for all those that lost their jobs but if the team that has made the abysmal Don King Prizefighter had to work on a port for a masterpiece like BioShock...
Well if they have the skill to handle the ps3 version, then may be they wouldn't close down so soon.
Hey the studios closing and its games CV is hardly a showcase of modern technology - thats got to say a lot about the qulaity of the coders at that studio Its no suprise that a studion of that calibre could not bring Bioshock to PS3. Its a great game and needs some decent coders. They're certainly not having any trouble with it now, partly because of the improved coding toold available, and partly because there's a differnet more focusssed team on it, thats obviously resourced properly..
Seems to me that this studio only likes to work on 360 hardware. It's almost as if they've turned down every other option.
Blessing in disguise. PS3 gets a better version in the end.
LIES $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ was the reason
Interesting news. Does this mean working on Bioshock PS3 could have helped keep the studio afloat? I don't think it hurts to think so. Edit: if so, then they are pretty dense and lazy. If my job was on the line, especially a good job that pays well for sitting on your ass, thinking, imagining, etc... I'd have gotten off my ass as an employee and contacted a representative from Naughtydog or Kojima Productions, hell, call Insomniac or something; studied up on PS3 coding, learned the tools, that way, by the time I am fired, I am ready to put in a nice resume, for PS3 coding. ;-B To be honest, I feel for the people who lost their jobs, gaming drama on the side, I hope those people find a new home, they still have talent, perhaps it just needs some direction.
At the time BioShock was in development I can only assume the PS3 was at the peak of it 'Oh Noes it's hard to code for, boo hoo' with developers. If Venom were a small team at the time they may honestly have not be able to do it (rather than it not being possible). Plus we know the Unreal Engine wasn't working too well on the PS3 until Sony stepped in and worked directly with Epic. Any company (especially a UK one!) going under is a bad thing, people losing their jobs is a bad thing.
Poor bastards, I bet they wish they were developing the PS3 version of Bioshock now.
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