BioShock: The Collection
BioShock – the bedrock of success
Almost ten years ago, in August 2007, one of the most iconic games of 2000s was released. The game was greeted with many great review from all over the world. One of the most memorable review for me was the Los Angeles Times. It said: “Sure, it’s fun to play, looks spectacular and is easy to control. But it also does something no other game has done to date: It really makes you feel.”
It seems like they managed to capture the essence of what the game is in just one sentence. Little less than 3 years later. Brand new iteration in the series appeared adding number 2 in its name, BioShock 2. Like its predecessor it swooped all of the awards and moved on to making of a new game yet again. Not looking at the past successes. The burden of delivering another unforgettable experience was heavy. But yet again they did it. That’s when the BioShock Infinite came out. All 3 combined received uncountable many Game of The Year awards. With Game Informer and X-Spike ones being the most significant.
Remastering the old glory
Couple of days ago 2k Games has announced that they are, in symbiosis with Blind Squirrel Games, working on remastering all 3 BioShock games. Unfortunately for all the PC gamers they will not be remastering BioShock Infinite on PC. As they say it already meets standards of the current generation consoles and runs smoothly.
What’s in The Collection?
BioShock: The Collection will be a bundle of remastered BioShock, BioShock 2 and Infinite (if you’re not a PC gamer) with all of the singleplayer DLCs but not including BioShock 2 multiplayer. As they say they bundle is worth over $100 in content but the price will be $59.99.
The exciting news is that all of the owners of BioShock or BioShock 2, and or Minerva’s Den on Steam “will be able to upgrade to the remastered version of respective title(s) for free” when The Collection finally hits the market.
Great time to dive in
If, for some odd reason, you haven’t had a chance to play this beauty of a series then it’s great time to try it out before the release of The Collection. As of time of writing this the the BioShock Triple Pack, which contains all 3 games is on 85% discount on Steam.
BioShock: The Collection should release on 13 September 2016 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, 2 days later in Australia and on 16 September 2016 internationally.