BioShock dev details new features in PS3 version

By Patrick Garratt
15 October 2008 07:19 GMT

Speaking to PSU, 2K Marin programmer Jake Etgeton has laid out improvements in the PS3 version of BioShock, detailing the joy of “interactive load screens”.

“There are improvements, such as interactive load screens which takes advantage of the increased space on the Blu-ray disc,” he said.

“The downloadable Challenge Rooms also offer a slew of new graphical and gameplay content, albeit outside of the fictional universe.”

He added: “BioShock PS3 uses a standard one-time 5 GB install. It only takes 10 minutes, and there’s even a fancy movie accompanied by Bing Crosby’s ‘You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me’ to help pass the time if you’re not off making a tasty, preparatory sandwich.

“Installing to the PS3 hard drive allows us to ‘stream’ textures and audio faster than the Blu-ray drive can deliver.”

More through there. Game’s out this week.

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