There have been rumours about a Bioshock Remaster for a while now, but today 2K has made it official with the announcement of Bioshock: The Collection.
Bioshock: The Collection brings back all three of the major Bioshock titles into one big collection. Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Bioshock Infinite are all being included with Bioshock, and Bioshock 2 are getting the full remastering treatment thanks to Blind Squirrel Games. Bioshock Infinite, however, will not be remastered.
Along with a mastering of the series, 2K will also be including all DLC for the three games in the package. It should be noted that in a strange move, 2K have excluded Bioshock 2's multiplayer component from Bioshock: The Collection. In addition to the games coming bundled with all DLC, they will also come with a documentary series called Director’s Commentary: Imagining Bioshock.
2K are following Bethesda's lead and offering anyone on the PC to upgrade the version they already have to the Remastered Edition at no additional cost. With the Steam sale now going on, the time could not be better to jump into Bioshock. While you will need to wait until the fall to get the upgrade, you can buy all the Bioshock titles on Steam right now for $22.96 USD. That is a steal for hours of content, which come September will be optimised and remastered to for modern systems.
Sadly console players will not be able to take advantage of this upgrade opportunity, but for $59.99 all three titles in the Bioshock universe are well worth it. Combine that with the fact 2K is putting effort to ensure they are optimised for modern next generation platforms, this is a collection anyone interested in Bioshock will not want to pass up.