2K Talks Bioshock PS3 Enhancements
We've already had time to delve into the engaging, atmospheric world of Bioshock - you've read our hands-on preview, right? - but most of you PlayStation 3 owners are still awaiting the game's launch next week. That being the case, here are a few additional details to help convince you that one of last year's masterpieces is still a must-buy in 2008.
According to a recent PSU interview with 2K Marin programmer Jake Etgeton, the PS3 version boasts more than a few enhancements the Xbox 360 and PC versions didn't have. You already know about a few of them, like those cool Challenge Rooms, but you probably aren't aware of some of the more technical bonuses. Etgeton mentioned "interactive load screens" and also talks about the advantages offered by being able to install 5GB of data on the PS3's hard drive. He said it let the team "'stream' textures and audio faster than the Blu-Ray drive can deliver," and of course, we're hoping for faster load times as well. Also, with the inclusion of all the downloadable content to date - and there has been a significant amount - Bioshock on the PS3 is a definite must-buy for most gamers out there. Oh, and don't worry about the PS3/360 screenshot comparisons all over the Internet, where a few biased users simply picked a few random shots to illustrate the 360 version's graphical superiority. We've played it, and in all reality, the two games look very, very similar, and the PS3 version looks even better in some places, as pointed out by 2K themselves.
Yeah, we realize LittleBigPlanet launches on the 21st, too, but that means you're in a bit of a pickle. We suggest scrounging up the $120 to buy both if you're a serious gamer, because we can't possibly recommend passing on one or the other. Sorry 'bout that. :)
Related Game(s): Bioshock
10/15/2008 Ben Dutka