The release of BioShock: The Collection is just a week away and the latest trailer takes players back to a beautifully remastered version of Infinite’s Columbia.
BioShock: The Collection was nothing more than a rumor for many months, but now that the game is just one short week away from release, the gameplay videos and trailers are raining down on fans. This week kicks off with a closer look at the updated version of the newest installment in the franchise, BioShock Infinite.
Although both BioShock and BioShock 2 are both being remastered for PS4, Xbox One, and PC; the third game in the series is only getting the remastered treatment for consoles. PC users will still receive Infinite in the Collection bundle, but it will be the same port that has been available since launch.
Although PC gamers may feel a bit left out, 2K Games still needs to show off what new polish the team was able to throw onto Infinite in the three years since the game originally launched on consoles. The latest trailer puts a focus on the scenery and shows off the floating city of Columbia and some memorable dialogue from the game…
The video isn’t nearly as lengthly as last week’s extended gameplay preview, but it does highlight the gorgeous updates to the game’s environment. It’s easy to lose sight of how far graphics have come during the first few years of the PS4/Xbox One console generation, but looking at Columbia 2013 and Columbia 2016 side-by-side reveals some impressive leaps.
The upcoming collection is jam-packed with content; including the three full games and all single player DLC. Although many gamers are fed up with remasters and remakes after the last two years, it’s still hard to pass up a chance to revisit a series that helped define the previous console generation. The BioShock remasters are developed by Blind Squirrel Games (with collaboration from Irrational for Infinite), so hopefully these are quality remasters and manage to avoid the kind of bugs and rocky launches that some remasters, like Marvel Ultimate Alliance, have suffered from.
What do you think of the new Infinite footage? Will you be purchasing BioShock: The Collection? Let us know in the comments.
BioShock: The Collection is set to release on September 13, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.