Bioshock Trophies Confirmed, However, a Sign of Things to Come?
Bioshock Trophies Confirmed, However, a Sign of Things to Come?
Written Monday, July 21, 2008 By Webb

Over on the Playstation blog, Tynan Wales, programmer for Bioshock on the PS3 confirmed that the title will get trophies (which we thought was a given), but that's not the interesting thing. Wales, stopped for a moment in his busy schedule to lay down some trophy details that are confirmed for the title. They are as follows:

Silver Trophy - "The “Historian” Trophy is awarded for finding every single audio diary"

Gold Trophy - "“Brass Balls”. If you desire to be among the few who have this prestigious award on their mantle, you must win BioShock on Hard difficulty with the Vita-Chambers turned off."

Woah, woah, woah... I recognise those... *checks the Xbox 360 Achievement list* (if you click the link, beware of the spoliers in the secret achievements, turn them off or don't scroll down to the bottom).

They feature on the list... So is the list going to be exactly the same? Is this a sign of things to come for third party trophy lists? It would certainly seem that way.

[Via Kotaku]


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Forum Posts: 5
Comment #1 by DeadOnArrival06
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:27:15 PM
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It wouldn't matter much anyway. It's not like someone with both consoles will buying both versions. However, if they did make it different it would stand out against the 360 version more depending on the trophies and their requirements. I kind of knew this was going to happen anyway. I want trophies for MGS4 already.

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Comment #2 by BrokenPixels
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:27:42 PM
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Amaziinnggg game everyone should play it who hasn't already on 360, very solid list

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Comment #3 by FragmasterWolf
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:32:35 PM
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I'm buying this game but renting it for the 360:)

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Comment #4 by stave000
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:33:27 PM
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I thought that would happen..

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Comment #5 by BrokenPixels
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 11:41:24 PM
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to #1 honestly if the trophies were different from the Achievements, this game is so good i would play through them both again GOTY for life

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Comment #6 by JakeSS14
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 12:17:14 AM
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Yea going to get this game the day it comes out, can't wait for this!

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Comment #7 by madmaxx350
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 12:34:48 AM
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@#5 is Bioshock really tht good .... now ima have to buy it :D

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Comment #8 by MakaiOokami
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 12:40:13 AM
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Why would it matter? I mean if some of the trophies are the same as achievements... why would it matter? There's only so many goals a company can create for a single title. this just means things can be cross compared to the 360 version so people on different systems can still say "Hey I got that and you didnt'"

Besides we're still getting exclusive content not on 360 so why does it matter one way or the other? Our version is better.

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Comment #9 by VIOLENT-K9
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 01:03:32 AM
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Whats the big deal if the 360 & PS3 have the same lists. I highly doubt people with both systems are buying the same game for both systems.

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Comment #10 by RocksLikeToast
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 01:47:27 AM
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already got the game for 360 but for PS3 only owners its definitely worth buying...i also kinda just assumed that trophies and achieves for multi-plat games would be nearly identical...if not exactly identical... i mean it wouldn't really make much sense NOT to make them the same...just because it would mean them taking more time to pretty much do the same thing.

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Comment #11 by Narco
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 07:34:38 AM
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I don't see why they SHOULD change the achievement/trophy list.

It was part of the original game and they are obviously happy with the achieves/trophies so why change it just because it's moving console?


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Comment #12 by YurtleTehTurtle
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 07:39:26 AM
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Only a Silver for the Historian Trophy - thats tough!!

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Comment #13 by JamesSoprano
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 01:49:20 PM
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ah who cares if the list is the same. but since were suppose to be getting a extra game mode or something ... why don't they just give us an extra Achievement or 2 based off the new content or whatever it is for our version .. also they could always tweak some of these trophies if they wanted to to make more but some would be unnessesary. but all i have to say .. if the trophie list is gonna be all copied from the 360 list then .. why don't they just come out and say it. it's not like were gonna get a big shock and if they don't and we find out they are all the same from the 360 achievement list ... all i can say is. oh well but expect many other titles like this in the future to have this kinda treatment for our console i don't think their's going to be much difference is that a bad th

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Comment #14 by decompiler
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 01:57:44 PM
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i'm with most of the posters here... the commenters over at the ps3 blog were all complaining about this news, but i don't see why.

if the achievements/trophies (atrophies?) are the same between every single ps360 title, so what? there's a certain set of goals and a certain set of things that are possible within a game's universe. for any given game on either system, that's what the atrophies are going to be based on.

the existing achievements in bioshock are well balanced and thorough; what do these complainers expect the dev team to do? write a completely different version of bioshock so the trophies can be different?

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Comment #15 by Dave829
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 03:21:54 PM
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I would like games on PS3 to hav trophies exectly the same to achievments on 360 it would be great since all my friends own 360's.

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Comment #16 by theaterdemon
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 04:04:12 PM
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I'm happy to have trophies for any game they put them on. Why should it matter if they're the same as the 360 achievements? There are only so many things you could ask people to do:

- Collect all (or a certain number) of X
- Get a high score
- Do something quickly
- Do something difficult

Of the four, the last one allows for the most flexibility. But within the confines of a single game, once you determine a worthwhile "difficult" thing to do, how do you decide which console to put it on? Do you exclude the other? No. You make it a goal for both systems and pat yourself on the back.

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Comment #17 by ryncote
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 04:35:55 PM
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it's kind of obvious some developers would take this route. besides, how could it possibly hurt the trophy system. for the future games that will be released simultaneously on both systems, we won't know which version is copying which.

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Comment #18 by tallaght1
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @ 09:43:32 PM
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Cant wait for this game!!

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Comment #19 by funkyweed
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 02:32:28 PM
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This game will be top class, i'm sure the trophies will keep us busy. I think it makes sense for developers to use the same structure as 360 achievments.

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Comment #20 by BluSniper
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 03:26:57 PM
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Great, more trophies.

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Comment #21 by SithAboveAll
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 08:20:20 PM
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at least i know what all the trophies are already, lol. shouldnt be too hard.

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Comment #22 by ezekiel 08
Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 01:52:38 PM
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I knew this will happen. Don't people seem to care their precious PS3 is just ripping off the 360 Achievement lists? I though you'd be up in arms...

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Comment #23 by Goshdarnit
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 09:11:45 PM
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And the good news! Bioshock has been confirmed as containing some new Trophies which are exclusive to PS3!

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Comment #24 by MrJolly
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 02:00:32 AM
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I just read on PlayStation.Blog that there are PS3 specific trophies...That's awesome since the game was out on 360 about 1 yeear ago now? I've already got this one pre-ordered since I don't own a 360 and was thrilled when I heard it was coming to PS3 AND had Trophy support...honestly, I was only expecting the Trophies to be the exact same as the achievements on the 360 and grateful for them...but the fact that there are at least 2 confirmed PS3 only Trophies just makes it that much sweeter...


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