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BioShock: The Collection upgraded for Xbox One X, hits 4K resolution

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BioShock (Image credit: 2K Games)

What you need to know

  • BioShock: The Collection is a first-person shooter compilation.
  • The games were just upgraded for Xbox One X.
  • They run at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second.
  • You can purchase BioShock: The Collection for $50 on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

BioShock: The Collection is composed of BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite for Xbox One. The titles launched on the console many years ago, and ran at 60 frames per second (FPS). It was one of the few collections to do so and it looks like it received another upgrade this week.

Today, when I turned on my Xbox One X, I noticed that BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite all had updates. I naturally assumed that it was just to fix bugs and performance, but when I launched them, I realized that they were Xbox One X Enhanced. It's unclear when the updates rolled out, but they're available right now if you own BioShock: The Collection.

The games appear to be running at 4K resolution, or a resolution that's very close to 4K in the case of BioShock Infinite, because they're incredibly sharp. While the menus are a little blurry, the game looks amazing. It's retained the 60 FPS presentation so playing BioShock: The Collection is an absolute treat.

According to an analysis by VG Tech, the first BioShock renders at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X and 1440p on PlayStation 4 Pro. The team is conducting other analyses on the remaining titles and will post their results soon.

BioShock: The Collection was a part of Xbox Game Pass, but it's left the service. Sometimes, titles return so you never know. You can always purchase it for $50 on the Microsoft Store if you don't own it already. The Microsoft Store is also now showing that the games are Xbox One X Enhanced.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • If only they announced this last week when it was 75% off
  • Oh damn, nice. I finished Infinite on the collection last month and would have enjoyed this, but at least it'll make my playthrough of the original that much prettier!
  • This series is a hallmark and testament to gaming. I'm a gamepass member, but for $50, these are worth owning. The fact that 2k has updated them to 4k - wow. They stand behind their games better than phone mfr's stand behind their hardware . I've been wanting to replay these for awhile, looks like now's the time. I'd pay good money for KOTOR to receive the same treatment (plus achievements 😊).