PC BioShock Collection Bumped Back, Redemption Process Detailed

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I’m not gonna lie to you, I am super excited about BioShock: The Collection coming out next week. All three games (yes, even BioShock 2) hold a special place in my heart, and I’ll gladly take any excuse to play them again, especially since, as I own all three on Steam, I get the upgraded versions for free.

On that subject, though, a new announcement has been posted across the BioShock Steam community pages detailing how the redemption process works. More importantly, that announcement has revealed that while the console versions of BioShock: The Collection will be releasing on the Tuesday, the 13th as planned, the PC version has been bumped back a couple of days to Thursday, the 15th, which kind of sucks.

In terms of the actual redemption process, if any BioShock game (BioShock, BioShock 2, or BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den) is already in your Steam library, a new Remastered version will be automatically added to your library on the 15th around 3:00 PM pacific time (that’s 6:00 PM eastern time, if you were wondering), so if you really want to, you can still play the old versions. BioShock Infinite is not getting a remastered release for PC because, as previously stated, the game already looks good enough on PC on its highest settings. If your copy of BioShock is a physical disk, you’ll need to provide your Steam ID and a proof of purchase to 2K Support in order to have the games added to your library. BioShock 2 was delivered through Games for Windows Live, so you should be able to use the key code from that as you would a normal Steam activation code. If that doesn’t work, do the proof of purchase to 2K support thing.

Lastly, here are the official specs for the PC versions of the games:
Minimum Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit. Platform Update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Processor: Intel E6750 Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHZ
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Hard Drive: BioShock 25GB; BioShock 2 25GB; BioShock Infinite 20GB; Total for all three games 70GB
  • Video Card: DirectX11 Compatible, AMD Radeon HD 7770 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device
  • Other Requirements: Software installations required including DirectX and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 & 2012 Redistributable Package.

Recommended Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit. Platform Update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Processor: 3GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Hard Drive: BioShock 25GB; BioShock 2 25GB; BioShock Infinite 30GB; Total for all three games 80GB
  • Video Card: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device

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