It’s been one of the worst kept secrets in video games. However, 2K has finally decided that it can be kept no longer and announced that the Bioshock series is being remastered for current-gen consoles and PC.
Bioshock: The Collection bundles Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Bioshock Infinite with all single-player DLC and a never-before-seen video series, ?Director?s Commentary: Imagining BioShock,? which includes insights from Ken Levine. The games will also be 1080p/60fps on consoles.
Blind Squirrel Games is in charge of the remastered version of the games on all platforms. However, the publisher notes that Bioshock Infinite will not be remastered on PC “because it already meets current-gen console standards and runs smoothly on high visual settings.”
A full rundown of the included content, courtesy of 2K, can be found below:
- 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 (Multiplayer will not be included)
- 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.
Bioshock: The Collection is scheduled to launch September 13th in North America and September 16th internationally for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.