BioShock: The Collection features remastered versions of BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock: Infinite, 2K Games has officially announced.
While all three games are being remastered for consoles, BioShock: Infinite is going to remain as it is on PC. According to the developer, the third game in the series still looks good enough at high settings on the Windows platform, and does not warrant any remastering. Hence, BioShock: The Collection is going to include all three remastered games on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while on PC it will include the regular (non-remastered) edition of BioShock: Infinite.
BioShock: The Collection works with improved character models, better lighting and textures; ensuring gameplay for all three games at 1080p and “up to” 60 frames-per-second across the three platforms. It will also bundle all released DLC and add-on content for the games, along with new director’s commentary. Here is the bonus content you should expect to see:
- The video series, “Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock,” featuring Ken Levine, creative director on BioShock and BioShock Infinite and Shawn Robertson, animation lead on BioShock and animation director on BioShock Infinite.
- Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Walk through a Rapture-inspired virtual museum that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at discarded concepts that never made it into the original game.
- Challenge Rooms: Outside the story of BioShock, tackle puzzles, splicers and Big Daddies. And achievements, of course.
BioShock 2 (No Multiplayer)
- Minerva’s Den: A self-contained BioShock story, presenting a side of Rapture you’ve never seen before. Use expanded combat abilities with the experimental Ion Laser and chaotic Gravity Well Plasmid, unique to Minerva’s Den, as you face off against the Lancer Big Daddy.
- Protector Trials: Take control of an Alpha Series Big Daddy woken out of hibernation just before the events of BioShock 2.
- Burial at Sea – Episode 1 & 2 Add-On Packs: This major two-part DLC pack completes the BioShock trilogy by taking the series back to where it all began. Return to Rapture just before the events of the original BioShock!
- Clash in the Clouds Add-On Pack: Face 60 waves of challenges across four additional maps for leaderboard glory and unlock areas to explore in The Columbian Archaeological Society hub museum.
- Columbia’s Finest Pack: Combines the contents of the Industrial Revolution Pack and the Upgrade Pack and includes 500 Silver Eagles, five Lock Picks, six unique Gear items, and two weapon upgrades: Comstock’s China Broom Shotgun and Comstock’s Eagle Eye Sniper Rifle.
Those who already own BioShock and BioShock 2 on PC will be entitled to a free upgrade to the remastered versions of both games.
BioShock: The Collection is going to be priced at $60 and will launch in North America on September 13, releasing worldwide on September 16.