Rumor: BioShock MMO in the Works

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Rumor: BioShock MMO in the Works

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Will the world of Rapture be going massively-multiplayer?

The first two Bioshock games established the franchise as a shooter, but anonymous sources have told Destructoid that 2K Games might releases a BioShock MMO.

There aren't any details beyond that, which isn't that unusual given that it's just a rumor, but BioShock's undersea setting certainly has plenty of character, the splicers have roles that could be made into classes and have been shown to have factions that the players might join, so there is scope, at least, for an MMO.

2K has expressed an interest in a BioShock MMO in the past, but whether or not it ever gets made remains to be seen. Even the idea of it is likely to be incredibly divisive however, just as it was with BioShock 2.

Source: Destructoid

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they need patch up the pc version before i touch this with a 20 foot barge pole. seriously 2k bioshock 2 is a mess on pc FIX ITTTTT!!!

Just because a game isn't an MMO doesn't mean it's an RPG. I think it was the developers of APB who were also keen to make such a distinction. MMO just means 'massively multiplayer online' - the RPG suffix is just assumed thanks to people's mental association with WoW et al. It would be vaguely feasible to base a Bioshock MMO on the existing gameplay styles.

NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOO

I'm sorry but i don't think that there is a possible way that this could be made into an MMO. Bioshock is about narrative (mostly) not about "pwning the n00bs"

no more mmo's

Seriously? How can you turn this into a MMO? It's one ~dead~ city, there's no possibility for MMO in there.

I hop they do make it, especially with it for Xbox360.

Zaldin:
Seriously? How can you turn this into a MMO? It's one ~dead~ city, there's no possibility for MMO in there.

There was a period in the game universe when it wasn't a dead city. A Rapture-set MMO sounds pretty cool to me.

No, it's not the right setting for an MMO - what would you do? Team up with the intent of killing... what? There's no setting for an overly elaborate dungeon grind and eventual 1000ft tall boss.

Patch BioShock 1 and 2 so we can do Co-Op, that would be a lot of fun but I am a stickler for co-op games.

We all know how trustworthy rumours are!

...I think I've said this far to many times but; I highly doubt it.

Hmmmmmm I have never played a Bioshock game but I have a brief understanding of the Universe and I see potential I hope they make it.

Zaldin:
Seriously? How can you turn this into a MMO? It's one ~dead~ city, there's no possibility for MMO in there.

Yeah there is. I mean similar to what they did for Bioshock 2. Set it during the fall of Rapture (or just before and leading into) and the whole Civil War. Factions could be Ryan's forces, Atlas' forces, General Crooks, Big Daddy/Little Sister combos and Lamb's Followers.

I for one think it could be interesting and am going to see how it works out.

I think that it's a little ironic that we're discouraging the expansion of a series based around a fictional city set entirely on capitalistic principles...anyone else?

And let us hope that it remains a rumor. Kthx.

thefreeman0001:
they need patch up the pc version before i touch this with a 20 foot barge pole. seriously 2k bioshock 2 is a mess on pc FIX ITTTTT!!!

So was the 1st game. I learnt my lesson and bought Bioshock 1 + 2 for my 360. I love consoles!

Bioschock is possibally the worst place to set an MMO, i mean, Raptures only so big!

MaxChaos:
Just because a game isn't an MMO doesn't mean it's an RPG. I think it was the developers of APB who were also keen to make such a distinction. MMO just means 'massively multiplayer online' - the RPG suffix is just assumed thanks to people's mental association with WoW et al. It would be vaguely feasible to base a Bioshock MMO on the existing gameplay styles.

err, i wouldn't pin the association on WoW and WoW alone... I would pin it more on the fact that just about every MMO happens to also be a RPG. But yes, MMO does not equal RPG.

uppitycracker:

err, i wouldn't pin the association on WoW and WoW alone... I would pin it more on the fact that just about every MMO happens to also be a RPG. But yes, MMO does not equal RPG.

I didn't pin it on WoW alone.

Well I love Bioshock and Bioshock 2 as much as the next guy and there is defenetly a possability for MMO settings during Raptures' early years. But then again I've never played an MMO before and again Bioshock was great with its story and shooting. Just as long as there is no FUCKING MONHTLY FEE LIKE THAT ELECTRONIC SMACK ADDICTION WOW then I may consider it. Just as long as the game starts at the discovery of ADAM or the distrabution of plasmids, that will be fine. By the way if have to choose a faction or guild or whatever, LONG LIVE ANDREW RYAN!!! ( at least until 1960)

Wait a minute,

wait a minute,

WAIT A MINUTE!

You're talking to a huge fan of the series but this can't be an MMO. Rapture's population was right around 10,000 when the cival war started! How the hell can you expect to get an MMO out of something like that? The multiplayer wasn't even that good! And besides...

ISN'T THERE ALREADY ENOUGH MOTHER FUCKING MMOS COMING OUT?

JEBWrench:

Zaldin:
Seriously? How can you turn this into a MMO? It's one ~dead~ city, there's no possibility for MMO in there.

There was a period in the game universe when it wasn't a dead city. A Rapture-set MMO sounds pretty cool to me.

I agree, wasnt always dead, and if they set it during the Rapture civil war I could see alot of potential in it as far as MMO's go.

IT seems the marketsa re been flooded with them at the moment, but im not against the principle.

Execution is always something else

What ever happened to the Bioshock Movie? I can't be the only one who wanted to see that get made.

No. Please don't.

A city isn't an appropriate setting for an MMO. It can only be a heavily instanced shooter type MMO, like Global Agenda. Global Agenda has this one main hub called the Dome City where players congregate, everything else is instanced*. It works, its fun, but instancing is bothersome and it feels disconnected and doesn't give you a sense of place.

*Judged by a demo version. I'm not sure if conquest mode is instanced, and I'm not sure if i wanna buy it. >.<

I'm not sure it would work as an MMO. There isn't even online multiplayer for Bioshock 1 or 2... It might not be a good idea.

I'd probably try it, but with BioShock 2 being buggy and hell, and the multiplayer... ugh... not even going there... I'm not gonna plan on buying it without a trial or demo.

tehweave:
There isn't even online multiplayer for Bioshock 1 or 2

... *facepalm*

Are you kidding me?
This is as bad as the Fallout MMO.

Not every franchise has to be turned into an MMO, people. You won't be World of Warcraft, you won't beat World of Warcraft, you don't have to try and steal their pie.

Geez. What's next? A Mario MMO?
Count me out.

JEBWrench:

Zaldin:
Seriously? How can you turn this into a MMO? It's one ~dead~ city, there's no possibility for MMO in there.

There was a period in the game universe when it wasn't a dead city. A Rapture-set MMO sounds pretty cool to me.

I completely agree, start in a pre-downfall rapture and have the original release play there, then the expansions could be planned to move through various phases of Raptures downfall. although it would end up with a lifespan because it wouldnt work anyomore after the downfall was complete....does this work or am I too much of an MMO newb?

I can see that working... Maybe... It depends on how well they build it

Why does everything have to be turned into an MMO?

How would a Bioshock MMO work exactly?
The only thing I could think of would be to be a splicer and to fight other splicers or gang up with other splicers to fight a big daddy.
But, Bioshock 2's multiplayer allows you to battle a big dadddy and splicers, so I still don't see how thing could work.

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If it IS true then it will suck

VanityGirl:
How would a Bioshock MMO work exactly?
The only thing I could think of would be to be a splicer and to fight other splicers or gang up with other splicers to fight a big daddy.
But, Bioshock 2's multiplayer allows you to battle a big dadddy and splicers, so I still don't see how thing could work.

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I think that's what we're all wondering

Baby Tea:
Not every franchise has to be turned into an MMO, people. You won't be World of Warcraft, you won't beat World of Warcraft, you don't have to try and steal their pie.

Ok, are you saying that if there is no chance that they can beat WoW, it shouldn't be released? I really hope not being that is the stupidest logic I've ever heard. It is going to be near impossible for a game to have a bigger launch than MW2 now, but does that mean companies should stop releasing games? I mean, what is the point if they aren't going to be the biggest, right?

The idea of a BioShock MMO actually sounds more entertaining than the typical goblins and fairies MMO's. I would be playing Fallen Earth if the controls didn't suck.

A lie: This is probably one.

Jandau:
Why does everything have to be turned into an MMO?

Easy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nflDcYJkHuQ&feature=related

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