Bioshock is one of the highest rated and most critically acclaimed game of the modern era, spawning two successful sequels and a wealth of DLC content. Released back in 2008, the original game helped redefine the FPS genre and showed players that modern shooters could deliver a compelling narrative with complex gameplay. Now players will be able to experience this underwater journey once again with the release of Bioshock: The Collection for next-gen consoles and PC.
Up until now, we have only received basic screenshots of the changes between this remastering and the original three games, but 2K has released a new trailer showing just how much has changed. Using footage from both the original 2008 game and the new remastering, we are finally able to see a true side by side comparison of the two versions. We are sadly not shown any side by side footage of either Bioshock 2 or Bioshock Infinite during this trailer.
However, it’s important to note that a lot of the visual and texture upgrades simply appear as if the original game was running on a high-end PC. There is a noticeable difference in the lighting, some of the edges, and especially the water so perhaps more of the game’s look has been adjusted than simple tweaks to its graphics. The most interesting aspect is that they completely added in a school of jellyfish during the opening cinematic, which could suggest more depth and extra models added into the game.
Bioshock: The Collection is set to release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC September 16