2K will release ‘BioShock: The Collection’ today in North America for the PS4 and Xbox One, the new release will contain all three installments of the popular BioShock franchise fully remastered for modern consoles.
Originally developed by Irrational Games and 2K Marin, the new game will feature full 1080p HD graphics and up to 60 frames-per-second by Blind Squirrel Games.
BioShock: The Collection will also contain all the single-player add-on content from the games, and will cost $59.99. BioShock: The Collection will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One in Australia on September 15, 2016, and internationally on September 16, 2016.
If you are a PC player, the game will be released globally on Windows PC via Steam on September 15th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. PT. PC owners of BioShock, BioShock 2, and/or Minerva’s Den will be able to access the remastered versions of these titles as a free upgrade.
“We’re immensely proud of the BioShock series, and we’ve taken great care in bringing these beloved games to the current generation of consoles,” said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. “Whether you’ve experienced these critically acclaimed classics before or are new to the series, there’s never been a better time to play and immerse yourself in the rich worlds of Rapture and Columbia.”
BioShock: The Collection features improved textures and art assets created by Blind Squirrel Games. The remastered collection also includes an all-new Director Commentary series, “Imagining BioShock,” which is unlocked by finding Golden Reels hidden throughout Rapture in the remastered version of the first BioShock. By collecting these Golden Reels, players can watch nearly two hours of director’s commentary, featuring Ken Levine, creative director on BioShock and BioShock Infinite and Shawn Robertson, animation lead on BioShock and animation director on BioShock Infinite.
The add-on content for BioShock: The Collection includes the original BioShock content (Museum of Orphaned Concepts, and the Challenge Rooms). In BioShock 2 players will find (Minerva’s Den; and the Protector Trials). The BioShock Infinite collection contains (The Clash in the Clouds Add-On Pack; Burial at Sea – Episode 1 Add-On Pack; Burial At Sea – Episode 2 Add-On Pack, Industrial Revolution Rewards Pack; BioShock Infinite Upgrade Pack; Columbia’s Finest Pack; Comstock’s China Broom Shotgun; and the Comstock’s Bird’s Eye Sniper Rifle).
Fans can find the game at authorized retailers like Amazon.com.