Bioshock Remastered for Mac is coming this year

Published On August 2, 2017 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

There are some among us who don’t like the idea of game remasters or remakes. I find this weird. If a game is still worth being played 10 to 20 years after its original release, why not present it in a manner that fits with today’s technology? Do you really want to turn off a whole new generation of gamers just because a title looks “old?”

No, you don’t, and that’s why we’re excited to report that Feral Interactive has announced BioShock Remastered for macOS.

Bioshock Remastered

This new version of the ground-breaking first-person shooter will run in 1080p, and believe me; if a game ever deserved to be updated for 1080p, it’s BioShock. The game was gorgeous when it was released 10 years ago (closer to 8 for the Mac), and it will be even more gorgeous now.

And violent.

And bloody.

As you may recall:

Set in an alternative 1960, BioShock Remastered plunges players into Rapture, an individualistic utopia gone badly wrong. To survive the onslaughts of the city’s deranged inhabitants, players must rewrite their own genetic codes, and find creative ways to combine their terrifying new powers with devastating weapons. With a thought-provoking storyline, BioShock is at once beautiful, thrilling and frightening, and explores profound ideas about science, politics and human nature.

In my review for Feral’s original release from 2009, I stated, “Bioshock isn’t a game I want to just play, it’s a game I want to talk about.” I’m thrilled that I’ll get to do so again.

Bioshock Remastered

BioShock Remastered will be available as a full game (not an update) from the Feral Store, Steam and the Mac App Store. This means if you’ve already bought the original version, you’re going to need to buy it again. That’s fair, but hopefully you didn’t just pick up a copy last week.

System requirements and pricing will be confirmed closer to release, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

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is greatly looking forward to the day when he no longer cares about Apple, games, and gaming technology. But right now he does, and he loves to talk about them, just as he's been doing on the web since 1998. He can otherwise be spotted as that one guy in Ohio wearing a Minnesota North Stars hockey sweater. Kirk has a wife and three kids, and is a generally happy fellow.