The Brazil Advisory Ratings Board officially rates BioShock: The Collection for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, suggesting a possible anthology release.
Back in 2015, the South African retailer Raru posted a bundle containing three of 2K Games’ most revered titles known as BioShock: The Collection as a PS4 and Xbox One release. While the listing was a rumor at the time, it now seems as if the online marketplace wasn’t completely off base, for BioShock: The Collection has now been given a rating on the Brazil Advisory Ratings Board’s website, showing it not only as a release for current-gen consoles, but also for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Should the rating be an actual verification of the compendium getting a release, it would mean that BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite would all be sold together in one complete package, presumably with every bit of DLC released thus far. Of course, 2K Games has not officially declared the collection to be in production at all, so it’s imperative to take this news with a grain of salt.
However, if BioShock: The Collection is to be released, it wouldn’t be the first time that a rating on the Brazil Advisory Ratings Board’s part prematurely revealed a previously unknown entity. After all, Remedy Entertainment went on to confirm the forthcoming Quantum Break getting a PC port after being shown as a release by the aforementioned ratings board. Furthermore, since most games typically don’t get rated until they’re close to being available, it’s entirely possible that BioShock: The Collection will finally be given the current generation release fans so desperately desire.
Should BioShock: The Collection come to fruition, it would mark the initial moment of all the entries in the series being playable for every available platform. Nevertheless, it is important to note that Sony did recently include the games on its PlayStation Now service. Not to mention, all of the titles are currently being teased as a development project by Microsoft to get pushed onto the tech firm’s console thanks to the Xbox One’s backward compatible program.
While plenty of fans have already visited the underwater dystopia of Rapture and the flying city of Columbia, if BioShock: The Collection does hit the market, the anthology might not be worth the price of admission unless it’s a full-fledged remaster of each game. However, even if the titles do get put out as rote re-releases, it could still serve as a great entry point to the series for those who have never experienced any of the games before now, especially if a sequel is to be made by 2K Games with a new setting.
What do you think about the possibility of BioShock: The Collection coming to all platforms? Do you believe it’s an inevitability, or do you think that it’s too early to be sure? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
For the sake of clarity, although BioShock: The Collection has been given a rating, 2K Games has yet to announce the title itself, much less a release date.