BioShock: The Collection goes live at midnight tonight — but only on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On Windows PC, the remastered games won’t be available until Sept. 15, according to Steam.
A post over the weekend to the trilogy’s Steam community gives 3 p.m. PT on Thursday as the global launch for BioShock: The Collection on PC. That’s more than two days later than PS4 and Xbox One, and it’s beyond the original release date announced for the set. We’ve reached out to publisher 2K Games about why Steam owners won’t get the revamped BioShock games until after their console cohort and will update accordingly.
The good news is that PC players can upgrade existing copies of BioShock, BioShock 2 and the downloadable content Minerva’s Den (but not BioShock Infinite) on launch day. Since the long-teased collection was announced earlier this summer, the games have been on sale several times, so it’s more than likely that PC BioShock fans will be good to go right when the remasters hit. They’ll appear in a user’s Steam library alongside the original versions automatically if they were purchased through the platform.
We compared the remasters to the original games in August and quite liked what we saw. Prep for tomorrow — or Thursday’s, hardware preference depending — return to the Rapture with our preview.