A couple of weeks ago the Taiwanese Games Rating Board rated a Bioshock: The Collection game as well as leaking the boxart for the remastered title.
Now it seems that an official announcement and possibly even the release could be imminent as the American ESRB board have now rated the game as well.
Unsurprisingly the Bioshock: The Collection ESRB rating is an ‘M’, while the would include all three Bioshock games to date.
Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite were both developed by Irrational Games (formerly 2K Boston) with Series Creator Ken Levine, while Bioshock 2 was developed by 2K Marin. All three titles were published by 2K Games and are set within the same universe.
Well, sort of…?
Bioshock: The Collection would presumably involve upscaled graphics for each game as all were released on the last generation of consoles, as well as all DLC included in each. The original Bioshock only allowed for a plasmid or gun to be used separately, whereas the others involved dual-wielding so perhaps this will be added to Bioshock 1 as well.
Although all three are considered great games in their own right, the original Bioshock is widely considered as one of the greatest games of all time mainly due to the incredibly well-written story and beautifullydestroyed underwater setting.
The Bioshock: The Collection ESRB rating has included the following content descriptors: “Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco”. This will come as no surprise if you’ve already played the three games, especially considering you gain powers by literally injecting them into your arm, as well as harvesting little girls for their essences.
If you are an Xbox One owner and can’t wait to play Bioshock again, then the original is now available through Backwards Compatibility. Otherwise Bioshock: The Collection will be coming to Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC presumably later in 2016.