A new passenger has boarded the train of upcoming video game remasterings and its none other than the BioShock series.
No longer a rumor, BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite are getting lovely current-gen makeovers in BioShock: The Collection for PlayStation 4, XBox One, and PC. The collection currently is priced at $59.99 and set for release on September 13, this fall.
Now while all the games are being remastered for the consoles and will run at 60 frames per second in 1080p, only the first two games are getting that treatment for the PC. Infinite already has a high-end PC version. Despite that, all three games will still be bundled together for the PC release.
Now for all the goodies players can expect when they pick this up. All the single-player DLC from before such as both parts of Burial at Sea, Minerva’s Den, and the Protector’s Trails will be included, not included though is the multiplayer from BioShock 2, which will not get an upgrade and remain with all previous-gen versions of the game. The Columbia’s Finest pack and Clash in the Clouds from Infinite will be making the jump with the DLC though.
Perhaps though the most intriguing special feature is with the original BioShock, which will feature a director’s commentary from series creator Ken Levine. That alone for fans of the series might be worth the price. It will also come with a virtual museum of discarded concepts and challenge rooms.
One of the most noteworthy things of the franchise were its visuals from the underwater retro vibe of Rapture to the bright clouds and skylines of Columbia. The games were already and still are heralded as some of the best looking games ever so on PlayStation 4 and XBox One, this might very well become the exact definition of eye candy.
Would you kindly tells us in the comments below how excited you are about this and how soon do you see yourself picking it up?
BioShock: The Collection is now available to pre-order.