The developers behind 2K Games’ forthcoming BioShock: The Collection officially confirm each of the remasters’ visuals are going to run at 1080p and 60 FPS.
Now that the long-rumored BioShock: The Collection has received an official release date and trailer, most fans of the groundbreaking first-person shooter franchise are certainly wondering how the graphics for the games in the updated trilogy are going to look. Thankfully, when speaking to GameSpot, a representative for 2K Games has confirmed that all of the remastered titles in BioShock: The Collection are going to be operating rather sleekly, by running at 1080p and “up to” 60 frames-per-second across the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms.
Furthermore, those fans who already own already own BioShock, BioShock 2, and/or the second entry’s Minerva’s Den DLC on Steam will be eligible for a completely free upgrade to the remastered version of the first two titles in the series on PC. Unfortunately, though, Infinite will not be included in this deal, as the third installment in the franchise is only going to be upgraded for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Interestingly enough, however, the PC port for BioShock: The Collection will contain Infinite, but instead of providing players with more refined visuals, it’s going to remain untouched and released as the regular version. Even though this is the case, perhaps the news of each platform receiving all of the games’ DLC for free, such as the aforementioned Minerva’s Den for BioShock 2 and Burial at Sea from Infinite, will soften the blow.
For those unaware, BioShock: The Collection is being published by 2K Games, but its development is being handled by Blind Squirrel Games. The studio definitely has the pedigree worthy of working on the project, for in the past, its team of developers collaborated with the series’ creators at Irrational Games—which is now closed—on the development for the original release of BioShock: Infinite.
As a lot of gamers will surely agree, the decision to release BioShock: The Collection is not only a smart business move on the part of 2K Games, as it will definitely go on to have a lucrative launch, but also a good sign of the studio being attuned to what fans want. The wildly imaginative titles are undoubtedly considered by many who have played them to be a part of the top games of the last generation, so those fans who haven’t visited the titles’ settings of Rapture or Columbia will definitely be in for a treat after experiencing them for the first time with the power of the most recent gaming platforms.
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BioShock: The Collection is set to release in North America on September 13, Australia on September 15, and internationally on September 16 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.