After months of rumors and leaks, 2K Games finally reveals the BioShock Collection and confirms a September release date and a $60 price tag for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
The original BioShock was one of the standout games of the last console generation and helped push the limits of video game storytelling, style, and expectations. The franchise’s sophomore effort wasn’t without its flaws, but still proved to be an interesting new chapter in the story of Rapture. Infinite arrived at the end of the last console generation and quite literally took the BioShock franchise to new heights. This fall fans will be able to revisit all three chapters on current gen hardware.
Rumors about a BioShock Collection have been around for months and it seems like a new leak hit the web every few weeks. 2K has finally decided to let the cat out of the bag and officially confirm that the BioShock Collection is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 13 for $60.
The collection includes all three games and every piece of DLC released for each, minus any multiplayer content (that was never very good anyway, so no worries there). BioShock Infinite won’t be remastered for PC gamers, but other than that exception all of the games will have updated graphics that take advantage of the current console generation’s power.
Here’s a sneak peak at what gamers can expect this fall…
Although many gamers are starting to feel remaster fatigue, it’s hard not to be excited about revisiting Rapture. The trilogy was one of the defining experiences of the previous console generation and giving it a fresh makeover seems like great fan-service for diehard fans or players who somehow missed an installment during the last decade. Plus, three games and a ton of DLC for the price of one title is a hard deal to pass up.
So far, the trend of remastered collections has been a mixed bag. Some experiences like The Master Chief Collection got slammed on release for poor online experiences, while others, like The Last of Us Remastered and GTA5, were praised for taking the best experiences on the 360 and PS3 and gracefully transitioning them to the new gen. We’ve seen similar big projects, like the Batman Arkham Collection, suffer delays, so hopefully the BioShock Collection is able to avoid those problems and launch without any problems. Removing the multiplayer component takes care of the easiest place that problems could spawn from, so as long as the game’s campaigns are bug-free and beautiful, this collection should be poised for success.
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BioShock Collection releases September 13 for, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.