Bioshock PS3 visuals no different than 360 version?
- Posted July 22nd, 2008 at 22:49 EDT by
- 30 Comments
According to Bioshock senior producer Melissa Miller, the PS3 version of Bioshock will only meet the same visual quality of that seen in Xbox 360 version.
“We’re looking to match the quality of the original version,” Miller commented. “We want to make sure that the water is just as great, and I think you can see from the demonstration, that it looks no different from the 360 version.”
One of our contributing editors, Dave Wales, got some hands-on time with the title at this year's E3, and he assured me otherwise.
"One of the very first things you’ll notice within BioShock [PS3] is that all anti-aliasing issues are now gone. There were absolutely no edging issues or jaggedness to any portions of what was displayed on screen," said Wales. "I almost felt like I was staring at a redesigned title."
So, who to believe, the game's producer or a co-worker? I have to trust Dave with this one.
The PS3 version of the Bioshock has been confirmed to include all original content from the Xbox 360 and PC versions as well as all patches and DLC. In addition, the PS3 version will include its own exclusive content in the form of "Challenge Rooms" and a ridiculously challenging 'survivor' difficulty.
Bioshock on the PlayStation 3 is set to release this October.
- 5:54pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
psn id: gingo... i'm going to go along with Dave on this one since he has played the original on the 360 and says there is quite a large difference and the developer will just be saying that so that people dont moan about it being worse than the 360 version
- 5:58pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
thats good i might get this game
- 6:17pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
if you're going to port the game, your aim should always be to try and match a previous version. That's just logic. But if you can make it better you owe it not only to your customers but also to your product to do all you can to make it sell.
If they back down from making it better on PS3 out of some weird need to make the game "the same" when they could make it "better" then they're fools and the game should suffer for it, but if it SHOULD be better if they can because they want more money.
- 6:20pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
Way to overachieve there 2K. A whole year later and you can't give us PS3 owners a little something to look forward to? Conspiracy theory alert: If I had to guess I'd say that they don't want to piss of MS by making the game better on a rival console. No need to do anything extra for Sony right? We should just be lucky to get the game let alone a version that "could" look better than the 360 version. I think it's almost a slap in the face that they didn't at least go back and refine the visuals or do something to take advantage of the Blu-ray format. Lie to me if necessary but to just say that they're making sure it looks the same as the 360 after more than a year is just lazy. It's not like they have anything else to worry about like multiplayer or a ton of extras. Anyway, I may still get it but I'm 100% sold yet.
- 6:22pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
That's good. No 360 owner complains and the field's fair. No "BIOSHUCK IS BETTAR ON TEH PS-TREE!, XBUX 3SUCKY SUCKS SUCKS!!!". - It's very fair of 2k and I support that movement to match the 360's visual integrity instead of surpassing it. Thats' what all multiplatform games should be like.
- 6:27pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
the standards have changed. they better have been upped.
- 6:39pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
The way I see it. MS has everyone bought to shut their mouths and or let on that that 360 has the edge in what ever is in question.
- 8:20pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
I agree with incredibilistic and hush404. This whole "console war" is about propaganda lies and money. wheres the love of games. Why the heck did microsoft have to ruin the spirit of gaming. Sony nintendo sega and pc all would have been better off without them.
- 9:03pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
I agree that M$ was bad for gaming, I said it when they first entered the industry that they were a distablizing force thatwas going to hurt more than help.
On the other hand untill we know if they were just trying to say that you shouldnt expect te PS3 version to be WORSE, thenwe can't really say this is perticularly an M$ plot.
Again, they could just be trying to say that, at the very LEAST, the PS3 version will look AS good as what has come before, A guarentee that it wouldnt be WORSE so to speak,
- 9:07pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
@FantasyStar what do you mean fair i could see if the 360 version and ps3 version were released at the same time but if you can make the game better then by all means make it better. You shouldnt have to hold one version back over the other that's not fair.
- 9:27pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
If you guys were really interested in this title than most everyone has already played it on the PC or 360. No reason to add another title to the growing list of crappy PS3 ports.
- 9:36pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
Maybe for some trophies or some replay value in exclusive ps3 format? Already tore this up on the PC awhile back, really enjoyed this game alot.
- 10:22pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
Its about time.This will probably be a contender again for GOTY since it has been improved and has extra content.
- 10:31pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
Low-res and a little blury plus run a little slow.. I take it is the go for this game then?
- 11:23pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
even if the graphics are the same this game has to be played! i loved it on the 360 and advise anyone who has not played it to do so, also looks like the ps3 version will be the best out. an extra year in development, extra content, a must buy game!
- 11:43pm EDT - July 22nd, 2008
Hmm.. still not sure to weather on buying this game or not.
Bioshock or Fallout 3 is a decider for me.
- 12:43am EDT - July 23rd, 2008
I'll go with Dave on this one...can't wait to play the game.
- 2:17am EDT - July 23rd, 2008
yeah like virtual fighter 5....how you can you put out a game one year later without putting a shine on it..cmon now.....stupid producers
- 2:51am EDT - July 23rd, 2008
Dave all the way for me
- 5:34am EDT - July 23rd, 2008
Regardless of what the situation is, you can bet the farm that it'll get a lower score than the 360 version. As well as a slew of snide "been there, done that" comments from the media. There should be nothing wrong with commenting that they've enhanced the visuals. The 360s time came and went. Now that it's the PS3s turn in the spotlight, you can rest assured that anyone with even the slightest bit of sway will try to dim it. PS3FTW!!!
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