If you were a fan of BioShock and are also a user of Apple mobile devices, there’s good news in the pipeline for you. The original BioShock game, which was originally released on the last generation of gaming systems (Xbox 360, Playstation 3) is being ported to iOS, thanks to an effort from 2K games, the original publisher of the game.

BioShock Coming To iOS

According to 2K games, the iOS version of the game will be exactly like the original except that it will be fitted with full touch-screen controls for the very popular first-person shooter. It will also be compatible with the MFi (Made for iPhone) game controller.

There’s no official release date set for the game yet, but 2K said that it will be arriving in the Apple App Store “soon” and will be priced as a premium game title for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, though specific pricing details were not mentioned by the company.

The game was originally released in 2007 and received glowing reviews all-around, including a 96/100 from metacritic (8.4/10 from users on the same site) and winning game of the year in 2007 from several major media outlets such as Game Informer, Spike TV, and X-Play. BioShock was originally rated M by the ESRB, and though there isn’t much stopping you from purchasing games of higher maturity levels from mobile game stores, such as Apple’s App Store, it would still be advised that parent’s use discretion when buying this for their children.

This all comes after the developer of the game, Irrational Games, announced back in February that they would be closing their doors, though clearly 2K isn’t letting that stop them from milking just a little bit more out of their publisher rights from this once extremely popular game franchise. I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t also release this for Android along with all of the proceeding titles from the franchise.

For more information about BioShock, check out this video review from IGN and tell us all of your thoughts for the release in the comment section, below!

Source: PCMag

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