Rumors: Street Fighters For PSN, Bioshock 2 Debuts On PS3?
If you're not familiar with HipHopGamer yet, you may want to tune in for a few episodes; the latest just lifted the lid on several rumors that are bound to garner plenty of attention.
The newest video mentions Capcom preparing to put both Street Fighter World Warrior and Street Fighter Championship Edition on their special space on the PSN, which is great news for fighting fans. As for our analysis of the rumor, with Street Fighter IV coming up in February and Capcom dedicating some time and effort to that allotted space on the Store, we figure it's quite possible. The second rumor is bigger, and will certainly get the PS3 and Xbox 360 loyalists all riled up once again: the rumor is that 2K will bring Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams to the PS3 first, while it will release on the 360 a little later. As you all know, the first Bioshock debuted exclusively on the 360 in 2007 and didn't reach the PS3 until a few months ago, due to that deal the publisher struck with Microsoft. So could this be Sony nailing down a bit of revenge? To add more fuel to the fire, the sequel apparently popped up on 2K's 2009 schedule, and they didn't assign targeted platforms; it just says "TBA."
But we're calling bogus on this one. Sony's policy of never paying for third-party exclusives hasn't wavered in the slightest, and the publisher has absolutely no reason whatsoever to delay the 360 version of the game. The only explanation may be that 2K decided to develop Bioshock 2 on the PS3 first, thereby resulting in a 360 port, and this may start happening very soon with some developers. But even so...we're not buying it. We know we can't stop the speculation, though.
12/21/2008 Ben Dutka