Bioshock Achieves Gold Status, But No New Story Ending
It's done and good to go: Bioshock for the PlayStation 3 has officially gone Gold, and it should be hitting store shelves throughout North America on October 21, and internationally on October 17.
Just about all the extra content you've heard about will be included: all the downloadable content released since the original title came out in 2007 for the Xbox 360 and PC, new challenges, and an extra six minutes for the game's introduction. However, according to Joystiq, the rumor that a new ending will be featured isn't true. In speaking to MTV Multiplayer, senior producer Melissa Miller said that when "you get a chance to work on something that was really creative you get the temptation to re-do things." But very simply, she said the team "chose not to," so if you've already played the game, don't expect a different conclusion to the story in the PS3 version. We would've liked to have seen a new ending, but the simple fact that this will be the most robust Rapture adventure possible is good enough for us. If you have yet to experience this intense and atmospheric FPS, you have no excuse to ignore it in three weeks time.
Then again, perhaps you're more into LittleBigPlanet, which releases on the same day in the U.S. There will be quite a few showdowns during the month, and although Bioshock is technically a year old, it can hang with anything released today. That much, we know.
Related Game(s): Bioshock
9/29/2008 John Shepard