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2K Responds To Bioshock PS3 Graphical Criticisms

When an idea has been circulating in a mass populace for an extended period of time, even when that idea is based on fact, it can negatively affect future events. Translation: just because 360-to-PS3 ports have looked like hell in the past doesn't mean this will always be the case. In fact, it may never again be the case, what with more third-party devs using the PS3 as the lead console in multiplatform titles and all devs becoming much more familiar with the PS3's hardware.

Over the past week, you may have heard complaints - typically blown out of proportion - regarding the PS3 version of Bioshock, and how it supposedly looks inferior to the Xbox 360 version. A few compare-and-contrast pics went up, and ever since then, the comments have spread like wildfire: 2K screwed up; it's another inferior port. Yes, well, read the first paragraph. According to Ripten, 2K Community Manager Elizabeth Tobey responded to the mess, and it's quite lengthy. Here's a snippet of it, though-

"Many of you wondered about BioShock’s graphical performance on the PS3, and whether it was comparable to the 360 version. The team wanted BioShock to be the same experience on the PS3 as on the 360. Of course, the PS3 is a very different machine to code a game on, and so the team used a combination of optimization and filtering to maximize the overall visual experience of the game. These optimizations improved frame rate and added the slight “blur filter” that some of you have pointed out in comparison screenshots. This solution offered the best performance benefit with minimum visual cost or change from the 360 version."

Next, what you'll want to do is check all the screenshot comparisons she provided and see the differences for yourself. They're there, but the explanation goes on for a while, and it's not something we're going to freak out about. We've experienced many piss-poor ports in the past, but we seriously doubt Bioshock is one of them, and based on this screen analysis, people really have been overreacting.

Related Game(s): Bioshock

10/9/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

Daedusian
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 11:12:09 AM
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I do have to be honest, the textures in the demo were not the best. However, it is a year old game and I only experienced the game on the PC, of which most games tend to look better on, so I kind of expected it. Plus they kept saying time and time again that they want to keep the experience as close as possible to the 360 version. So that being said, I don't care, I just want to play the game because I know it's great.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 11:20:21 AM
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I had no problem with the graphics, my problem was with a glitch on the 360 version, if u keep hitting a corpse, you see dent mark, it only happened on the face on the demo, then after a few hits the face would glitch

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DIsmael85
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 11:33:11 AM
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I've already pre-ordered it and await it's arrival. I'm just happy to be able to finish this game on my preferred console no less.

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mk ultra
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 11:38:36 AM
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With an HD monitor the lighting and textures look noticeably better on the 360 screens, especially on the big daddy. But seriously, I just want to play this game. And if it performs the same as the 360 version I can forgive slight graphical differences.

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www
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 11:50:13 AM
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The graphics didn't really bother me, but seein those doll-like creatures along with some stupid robotic object flyin in the air constantly shootin n re-spawning after destroyin'em killed my vibe.

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www
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 12:11:31 PM
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Ben am gettin sick of those posting "Tekken 6 is comin to 360",WTF, Ben already indicated a long time ago that it was a POSSIBILITY!,isn't FFxiii on 360 enuff evidence,dang!

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MornelitheVT
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 12:19:38 PM
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Sorry 2K, if you can't even manage to make a year old app look the same as it's 360 counterpart, I'll be much happier pirating the game to PC, and playing there. Thanks for wasting my time.


Morne

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Nynja
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 12:41:04 PM
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Agreed. Its an over reaction from the gaming public. I for one thought the demo off PSN was great. It made me crack open the 360 version I had but never played. Most people complaining are ones who are just looking for 'evidence' that the 360 is more powerful than PS3... but we all know the truth :)

I'm getting this on PS3 no matter what the critics say.

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snglbck26
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 2:42:40 PM
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People will find anything they can to whine about.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 3:11:09 PM
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If you set out with an agenda, chances are solid you will find SOMEthing to further your position, If this weren't the case, college papers would have been impossible to write.

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NuCl3aR32
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 3:33:20 PM
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I KNEW IT! After playing the demo I could clearly see watered out textures bad. Ive beaten 360 version twice and was hoping my eyes were just playing tricks on me and never said anything. I think its safe to say PS bioshock runs at a lower framerate aswell...... Those were my thoughts, this article pretty much confirmed it.

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JPBooch
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 4:10:40 PM
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Thisis a complete non-issue for me. I played it first on a mediocre PC so the graphics were actually a lot better on the PS, lol

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shaydey77
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 4:19:36 PM
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why the hell do they want to keep it like the 360 version??..with minimal visual cost or change...sorry noe but fork that!

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bamf
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 7:33:48 PM
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You can see a slight difference on the big daddy pic but nothing significant. For the rest, if you wasn't told which version is which I'd think you won't find it easy picking out the PS3 version. PSX should put the pics up and find how many people pick which is the PS3 version.

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