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Bioshock 2 May Not Be Released Simultaneously On PS3, 360, PC?

When PlayStation 3 owners learned Microsoft had bought timed exclusivity for Bioshock, they were none too happy about the deal. We had to wait almost a whole year, and while the PS3 version was fantastic as expected, we really don't want the same deal for Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams.

The teaser trailer gets unlocked upon completing Bioshock on the PS3, and there's little doubt in anyone's mind that it will come to the PS3, 360, and PC. 2K confirmed this assumption with GameSpot, but as Destructoid points out, the quote in question could be interpreted as worrisome. When asked, a 2K representative replied, "BioShock 2 is destined for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC platforms." Er...if you read that in a certain way, it doesn't necessarily imply that the sequel will come to all three platforms simultaneously. Microsoft couldn't possibly shell out the cash for another timed exclusivity deal, could they? And would 2K even bother, considering the PS3 has now come into its own? Before, the user base was low and it made sense to take Microsoft's wad of cash and produce the game for the PS3 at a later date. But when Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams is ready, the PS3 and 360 will be locked in their epic struggle...no publisher in their right mind would sacrifice sales on one platform, right?

The third-party exclusive is dying - if it isn't dead already - but money talks. We're just hoping that people are reading too much into that quote, and the sequel will enjoy a simultaneous release on all three platforms in question. Oh, and 2K said we can expect a new trailer for the game, too, and it is coming to both the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace.

Related Game(s): Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams

10/24/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

FLYING_APE
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 11:00:07 AM
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Ive had a enough of bioshock. it was way over- rated. The atompshere was great, story was great, everything really apart from the ending, the shooting mechanics and the fact it was a timed exclusive :)

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aaronisbla
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 11:36:55 AM
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i think destructoid is looking far too much into those words. Nothing to worry about yet

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Dustinwp
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 11:53:33 AM
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Their reading into that quote way to much. I don't find anything worrisome in that quote what so ever.

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karneli lll
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 12:13:26 PM
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if its true,we have no one to blame but ourselves

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Arvis
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 2:56:10 PM

How do you come to THAT conclusion?

-Arvis

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AbCdEfG
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 3:18:29 PM
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I hope it's not true, but... didn't microsoft pay a boatload of $$$ for exclusive DLC for GTAIV. So it would only make sense that they would pay to get another timed exclusivity advantage over PlayStation 3.

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karneli lll
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 5:23:09 PM
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@Arvis
We showed them we're willing to buy their game 1 year down the line,so if they think of doing it for the sequel too then no complaints.

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shaydey77
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 5:24:54 PM
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If this happens i could see the release of Boishock 2 on the ps3 at a latter date being a complete flop and and EA-like anger against 2k.
Neither side wants this. Great games for great consoles.Why cant microsoft put their money where their mouth is and make great games themselves??
There should be a law against blocking gamers from playing fantastic titles just because they bought a different console.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 7:11:28 PM
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I called this about a week ago if any of you recall, and I'll stand by it. Where Sony will let exclusives go without a fight, M$ has to fight (and pay) for them because they can't make squat on their own. Since the trailers are showing PS3 love they are probably leaning toward a dual release, but money talks and in the past let's not forget how many times people say "There are as yet no plans for..." Its a deliberately misleading statement that leaves itself open down the line. "Destined" is similar, it infers the idea of "yeah at some time down the line" This will all come down to what M$ wants, nothing else, we do not matter much anymore.

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aaronisbla
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 8:19:58 PM

like i said before, i think you guys are looking waaaay too much into that statement

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ec0li
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 9:03:31 PM
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Nobody can blame Microsoft for paying for timed exclusivity because Sony can do exactly the same thing if they wanted to. It all depends on whether 2K will accept the money from the company willing to pay or not accept and be more loyal to both their customer bases by releasing simultaneously. I for one think that we are reading too much into it because the fact that the PS3 is the first system where the Bioshock 2 trailer originated from kinda tells me that it won't be shafted again for another late release. Not to mention the fans crying about how they won't get the first game for being graphically inferior on the PS3 that 2K had to publicly adress the problem...I think 2K will focus on not letting their PS3 fans down for part 2.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 10:00:45 PM
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Who knows, maybe they will do a "360" and make PS3 the lead platform for development.

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AntDC
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 11:53:16 PM

Haha that would make my day.

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ec0li
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 2:56:07 AM
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I love my 360 but I am all for it that PS3 be the lead platform for multiplatform games. The fact that the PS3 is harder to develop for is exactly why 2K(or any other developr) should focus on it first and harness its power. Porting the game to the 360 should not be a problem because if I'm not mistaken, wasn't Virtua Fighter 5 ported from PS3 hardware to the 360? We all know that VF5 looks and perfoms amazingly on both systems.

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