Ugh dear reader another remake/remaster could possibly be on the horizon for us on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. This time that game franchise is Bioshock. The collection which is rumored to have Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Bioshock Infinite in it was leaked via a listing by South African retailer Raroo and is slated for a November 27, 2015 release. The listing has the retail price point being R799 (as in the South African Rand) which is $56 American, so if this listing is accurate than we can expect to have all 3 games for the standard $59.99, hopefully that also includes all the DLC.
As far as the accuracy of this listing it’s hard to say. Raroo has been correct before with listing of games and content before official releases have been announced, so they’ve got that going for them, but at the same time a late November release for a Triple A title seems odd since 2K has made zero announcements or even hints towards this collection. Plus series creator Ken Levine who is notorious for interacting with fans and dropping subtle little hints via Twitter hasn’t done that. So a release this year I feel is out of the question. Maybe the listing had the date off by a year, maybe this collection is coming out in 2016, or not at all, who really knows.
All I know is I want this, and I want it today. Yes I know that a couple weeks back I wrote an article about remakes and remastered games are more or less the downfall of creativity but I’ll defend my take on this remake because, A) it’s freaking Bioshock here, and B) Irrational Games, the developer of the series is no more so we’re not going to be getting anything out of them anytime soon and who knows what Levine is up to at this point, and C) it’s freaking Bioshock Infinite, I reserve the right to be a hypocrite with anything involving Elizabeth, she’s a video game character sure, but I’d die for her…virtually, not in real life, that would be crazy.
So what are your thoughts about this possible remaster of Bioshock? Am I right to be a hypocrite about this? (YES), let us know in the comments below.