One of last year’s most successful and critically acclaimed videogames, was BioShock. The news from the game’s publishers, 2K Games is that now PlayStation 3 owners can see for themselves what the Xbox 360 people have been raving about. Bioshock for PlayStation 3 will be released in October 2008 with new features and content that will “heighten the award-winning experience”.
BioShock for the Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows(r) was released in 2007 and received numerous Game of the Year honors from prestigious organizations including Associated Press, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Game Informer, Spike TV’s VGAs and Paste Magazine. BioShock’s extension to the PlayStation 3 system will bring exciting new content to this amazing title and reach many new players, while giving the title the opportunity to once again be named Game of the Year.
“Since BioShock for Xbox 360 and Games for Windows won countless 2007 Game of the Year awards, we are excited to see the impact of this stellar title for the PlayStation 3 system when it debuts this fall,” (*Spring in Australia and NZ) said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Over the coming months we look forward to revealing the new features and content that will make this a must-have game for its new audience, as well as for those who enjoyed it on the other platforms.”
BioShock is a narrative-driven action experience that allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically mutated citizens, the player will come to grips with the mysterious and fascinating world of Rapture, a distinct Art Deco underwater utopia gone mad. BioShock not only challenges the players’ capacity to adapt and survive, but brings to question their values and commitment to the inhabitants of Rapture. With smart and adaptive AI, no encounter ever plays out the same, while numerous customization options provide gamers with an experience that adapts to their playing style.
In the words of the GadgetGuy reviewer, “BioShock makes watching television seem like a quaint pursuit of the feeble and elderly”. Click here to read our full review of the game.
It’s a big year for the BioShock title, as not only is it crossing the console divide, it is also being developed as a feature film.