With all the leaks and rumors leading up to 2K Games’ official announcement of Bioshock: The Collection yesterday, the company took to the franchise’s Steam page to firmly state the facts; one of which being a free HD upgrade for PC owners of Bioshock and Bioshock 2.
“Working with Blind Squirrel Games, we’ve remastered BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite making them look better than ever,” states 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.”
Owners of Bioshock: Infinite won’t receive a HD upgrade because there won’t be one to receive, with the publisher saying that it “meets current-gen console standards” and runs “smoothly on high-end” PC settings.
For those who have never experienced arguably some of the best narrative driven shooters ever made: here’s a hot tip. Bioshock and Bioshock 2 are currently heavily discounted as part of Steam’s Summer Sale, with each entry putting you back $3.99 (USD). Not only is this already a stellar deal but you’ll also be upgraded to the HD versions when the collection drops this September. The final entry in the trilogy is also currently on sale for $7.49.
If you don’t have any of the titles and are a sucker for savings just go for the Bioshock Triple pack, which contains all three titles for $10.51 (which is a cool 85% discount).
Bioshock: The Collection will release September 13 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.