In the first year of the new console generation we’ve seen many of the most well-received games rereleased for the PS4 and Xbox One. Tomb Raider and The Last of Us have already received definitive new-gen editions less than two years after their initial launches and soon we’ll have GTA 5 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, as well. Although most games are being bundled up with DLC and other extras for new-gen consoles, the BioShock franchise is still wrapping things up on the old machines…
Last month rumors began to swirl that 2K Games was developing a special edition of the latest chapter in the BioShock story and soon after speculation started, the studio confirmed the project to get some facts in order. 2K didn’t offer much info at the time, aside from the fact that BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition was not a current-gen remake and that is would be released sometime during the fall. 2K explained that the rerelease would be for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360; although one of those platforms is missing from today’s announcement.
There was no press conference today, but details buried in this morning’s Take-Two financial reports confirm that The Complete Edition will be released on November 4 for the Xbox 360 and the PS3. The information had no mention of the PC version, but did list a $39.99 price tag.
A representative from 2K spoke to Polygon today and confirmed that the bundle will include the original game, the Clash in the Clouds content, and episodes one and two of Burial at Sea. Consumers can also expect to get some of the game’s other special gear and weapons with the bundle; including the Industrial Revolution Pack, the Upgrade Pack, and the Early Bird Special Pack.
Polygon asked the 2K rep about the absence of a PC release date in the financial report and 2K explained that no PC version is on the way. There was no explanation for the change of plans, but 2K says that the current rollout plan is console only and retail only. It’s disappointing that many PC gamers had their hopes up for this collection, but with the recent downfall of Irrational Games, we are lucky to still be exploring the dystopian world of BioShock at all.
Do you plan on picking up BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition next month? Are you disappointed there won’t be a PC port? Let us know in the comments.
BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition releases on November 4 for PS3 and Xbox 360.
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