Following the release of last week’s graphics comparison trailer for its forthcoming remasters of the three dystopian titles found within BioShock: The Collection, 2K Games has decided to give fans an even bigger taste of the release’s upgraded visuals with individual Let’s Play videos. While the original versions of the games were already a beautiful sight to behold, it’s safe to say that fans are going to be given a visual feast if these Let’s Play videos are any indication of BioShock: The Collection as a final product.
The developers at 2K Games and Blind Squirrel Games have previously announced that the trilogy of titles in BioShock: The Collection will be running at 1080p and “up to” 60 FPS, and it seems as if the studios weren’t bluffing in the slightest when one takes into consideration the recent batch of Let’s Play videos. Not only are the aforementioned specs up to the task of delivering a cutting-edge experience, but also the titles’ lighting, textures, colors, and more have been buffed for the most completely remastered graphics imaginable.
As seen in the videos below, the YouTuber known as GhostRobo takes fans on the initial journey into Rapture with the first BioShock, puts on the Big Daddy suit as Subject Delta for BioShock 2, and takes to the skies of Columbia as Booker DeWitt in BioShock: Infinite. Of course, for those who have yet to play through what many consider to be the top games of the last generation and wish to go into them spoiler-free upon their release with BioShock: The Collection, it’s best to avoid the clips altogether.
For those unaware, BioShock: The Collection isn’t just going to offer fans of the franchise overhauled animations and displays. As it happens, 2K Games has also included a behind-the-scenes video series feature in the games called Imagining BioShock that can be unlocked by collecting items known as “golden reels” throughout the environments of Rapture and Columbia. The pieces of footage takes players through the titles’ inspiration and creation with host Geoff Keighley discussing BioShock alongside director Ken Levine and lead artist Shawn Robertson.
Furthermore, BioShock: The Collection also contains more than just remastered versions of the base games. In fact, 2K Games has already stated that each platform will be receiving all of the games’ previously released portions of DLC for free, including Minerva’s Den from BioShock 2, as well as Burial at Sea from Infinite.
Should BioShock: The Collection go on to considerable success, it’s safe to presume that developers will move forward with a much-desired new game in the series. After all, 2K Games said it wants a sequel and has gone on record by declaring its wish for “untold stories” in a different setting than prior entries. Naturally, though, since BioShock: The Collection has still yet to release, we will have to wait and see what that atmosphere will be.
BioShock: The Collection is set to release on September 13, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.