bioshock-the-collection-pc-specs

Here’s something I’m not super proud of. I never actually played the original BioShock. I mean, I’ve finished BioShock 2 and BioShock: Infinite, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed, I just never got around to playing the first. But with the impending release of BioShock: The Collection, which includes remastered versions of all three titles and then some, I fully intend to see where it all began.

But before that, 2K recently released some more info for BioShock: The Collection, including how to go about claiming your free upgrade on PC, as well as the specs your system should be rocking if you want to play the remastered versions.

First off, 2K detailed how the upgrade system will work.

For the lucky people that already have BioShock, BioShock 2, or Minerva’s Den already in their Steam library, you’ll be able to upgrade to the remastered versions for free as soon as they go live. Seeing as BioShock: Infinite on PC “already meets current-gen console standards and runs smoothly on high visual settings”, it won’t be getting the remaster treatment.

A few extra steps are in order if you own physical copies or Games for Windows Live copies of said titles for PC. To claim your free upgrade to the remastered BioShock, you’ll need to send your Steam profile info, and get this, PROOF OF PAYMENT to 2K Support. Good luck with that. To get the second instalment, you’ll just need your Games for Windows Live key that came with the game. Just redeem this key within Steam, and you should be ready to go. Full details on how to do all this can be found here.

If you’re worried about whether your system will be able to run the remasters, 2K also revealed their minimum and recommended specs which you can check out below.

Minimum:

  • 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:

  • 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

Pretty standard stuff.

BioShock: The Collection will be out for PC (Steam), XBO, and PS4 on 13 September.

Source: 2K Blog

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