Take Two ports BioShock to iOS because they can
Take Two has revealed that the first BioShock is coming to iPhones and iPads. I don’t think any of us expected this announcement, but surprises are fun, right?
The portable port of Irrational Games’ BioShock will be coming to iPad 4, iPad Mini 2 and iPad Air, and the iPhone 5 (and 5S and 5C) on an unspecified day sometime this summer. According to Eurogamer’s preview of the pocket-sized Rapture adventure, the game is a faithful port, but its visuals have received a noticeable downgrade.
The game’s graphics have been scaled back a bit and the controls have been designed for touchscreens (with support for the iPhone game controller), and the HUD has been revamped for smaller screens.
Overall, BioShock iOS looks like an impressive effort. A exact price has not been mentioned, but the publisher is saying the game will be “premium priced”. Hopefully they’ll account for the game’s age and be reasonable. Buy it if you want, yeah?
Also, Take Two … how about that BioShock Vita?