Yesterday we told you that 2K games had confirmed the release of a remastered collection of the trilogy of BioShock games. The first two undersea games that enraptured gamers last generation, and the mostly okay last game set on a floating island are coming back.
The remastered games will contain all of the single player DLC each game’s received, and will be given a modern makeover, with higher resolution textures and a spiffy coat of paint. On PC, at least the first two will be. BioShock Infinite, on PC is already up to scratch, according to 2K, who says that the last game in the series “meets current-gen console standards” and runs “smoothly on high-end” PC settings.
If you’re a new-gen console player the collection is very likely worth buying, especially if you’ve not played Irrational’s dystopian trio. On PC, less so. Which is why it’ll be free to those who already own the games.
2K has confirmed that those who own BioShock and BioShock 2 (or Minerva’s Den) will be given the newly remastered versions gratis.
“Working with Blind Squirrel Games, we’ve remastered BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite making them look better than ever,” says the Steam page post. “If you already own BioShock, BioShock 2, and or Minerva’s Den on Steam, you will be able to upgrade to the remastered version of the respective title(s) for free after release.”
If you don’t already own those games, now’s a pretty god time to buy them. The first BioShock is available for a measly R43 on Steam right now, as is its mechanically superior but narratively lacing sequel. Of course it may be worth it to just buy the entire BioShock bundle for the next to nothing: R113 and then just waiting until September for the remastered versions to go live.