As if it needed to be said, many fans would agree that the BioShock trilogy contains a few of the top games of the last generation. Some might even go as far as to say that 2K Games’ and Irrational Games’ imaginative dystopian series is one of the most important and engrossing franchises in gaming history, making for some of the best fantasy game worlds.
Due to Irrational Games shutting down, the studio said that they were done with the vibrant worlds of Rapture and Columbia forever, but their parent company insisted the BioShock series would live on, as 2K Games assured fans of future a sequel with a new setting. Although gamers shouldn’t hold their breath for a fresh installment to come out any time soon, it’s quite possible that current-gen console owners could relive or experience the BioShock franchise for the first time with a collected edition.
According to a listing on the South African retailer Raru’s website, a compendium of the gaming trilogy with the title The BioShock Collection is set for availability on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although no official confirmation of the title has been made, the release date for the anthology is being touted as November 27, 2015. As a matter of fact, the online merchant is even taking pre-orders for the collection.
Since The BioShock Collection‘s existence is merely a rumor at this point, it bears mentioning that online retailers get product releases wrong all of the time. Plus, with no game specs listed, and nary a posting of any original artwork, it’s important to take this information with a grain of salt.
However, Raru has a penchant for leaking unannounced projects earlier than developers would like, as the retailer successfully confirmed the production of Greninja, Jigglypuff and Splatoon amiibos back in March – all of which have been released this year. Additionally, BioShock is too popular of a series to not receive the game remaster treatment, especially in an era where practically any title a little over three years old with multi-million dollar sales can get repackaged as a special edition.
At any rate, due to the nature of The BioShock Collection being neither confirmed nor denied by developers, fans can only guess what kind of content can be expected from the tentative compilation, as it exists in a state similar to that of Schrödinger’s cat. Should the offering actually come to fruition, it’s safe to assume that it will be comprised of all three of the BioShock titles thus far, but whether or not every piece of DLC and expansion material will be included is still up in the air.
For the sake of clarity, The BioShock Collection only exists speculatively, but the omnibus has a possible release date of November 27, 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.