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BioShock GFWL Owners Can Upgrade to Bioshock: The Collection; Here’s How

BioShock: The Collection releases next week, bringing newly remastered versions of all three games in the series. As a goodwill gesture for its loyal fan-base, 2K Games is ensuring that anyone who already owns the original versions of the first two games will receive the remastered versions for free. Here’s how that will work.

According to instructions provided today, anyone who currently owns BioShock and/or BioShock 2 on Steam will automatically receive the remastered versions for free next week. You’ll simply wake up to your Steam Library boasting new additions.

However, the process is a bit tricky when it comes to those who purchased the original versions through Games for Windows Live (GFWL). In order to receive the remastered version of the original game, players need to submit a ticket to 2K Support to prove their purchase. This can be done by attaching a scan of the original receipt, a confirmation email, or in any other manner.

As for BioShock 2, players simply need to enter their Games for Windows Live key into Steam to be able to redeem the remastered version of the second installment.

The game’s Steam listing was also updated today to give us the official system requirements. They seem normal enough; even an old 7-series AMD GPU is going to be enough to run the overhauled games at maximum settings.

Total Storage Space

  • Total for all three games: 70 GB
    • BioShock: 25 GB
    • BioShock 2: 25 GB
    • BioShock Infinite: 20 GB

Minimum System Specifications

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel E6750 Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHZ
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • GPU: DirectX11 Compatible, AMD Radeon HD 7770 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 560

Recommended System Specifications

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit
  • Processor: 3 GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Video Card: 2 GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or better

Do note that the PC edition of the collection will include the standard version of BioShock Infinite “because it already meets current-gen console standards and runs smoothly on high visual settings.” However, the console edition will receive a remastered version of the third game.

BioShock: The Collection is scheduled to release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 13. The bundle will then release for PC on September 15.

Saqib Mansoor
The odd man in the group who hates chocolate, cheese, and having to work on Sundays.


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