A quick look at the beginning of BioShock, original compared to remastered

No gods or kings. Only man.

The first hour of BioShock is perhaps my favourite first hour of any video game ever.


The tone, intrigue and suspense are pitched perfectly as you, the player character, crash into the sea only to find a mysterious lighthouse that blinks into life, a beacon in the dark.

From there the journey to the underground city of Rapture begins. The dystopian wonder unfolds before your eyes as you dive ever deeper. A whale, a strange voice and, what's that? A giant man in a diving suit with a drill for an arm? Brilliant.

Now, 2K has released a video that condenses this sequence from the original game and compares it to the upcoming BioShock: The Collection, a remaster of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite.

BioShock: The Collection has 1080p graphics and runs at "up to" 60 frames per second, 2K said. There are new and improved textures and art assets created by Blind Squirrel Games. It's due out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 16th September 2016.

Meanwhile, there's a teaser for Episode One of Imagining BioShock, the director's commentary series you unlock by finding Golden Reels hidden throughout Rapture in the remastered version of the first BioShock.

There's nearly two hours of director's commentary in the game, featuring creative director Ken Levine and animation lead Shawn Robertson.

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