Devs bail on bringing BioShock back to iOS

Devs bail on bringing BioShock back to iOS


Forget about it.
Photo: 2K Games

BioShock, the beloved first-person shooter from 2K Games, won’t be coming back to iOS.

The original title in the series was pulled from the App Store back in 2014 just a few months after making its much-anticipated debut. Now it seems as though 2K has given up on fixing incompatibilities with more recent Apple firmware.

BioShock is one of 2K’s finest games. The original is a little long in the tooth now, and it’s available on most platforms, but it finally came to our pockets in 2014 when 2K ported the title to iOS. Sadly, it didn’t last long.

Due to incompatibilities with iOS 8.4 and above, BioShock was pulled from the App Store shortly after it launched. 2K promised it would be fixed, and until recently, a notice on its website said the game was only “temporarily removed.”

However, that notice has now been changed to confirmed, “the game was removed from the App Store and is no longer supported.”

That means it’s not coming back, which means no more BioShock on your iPhone or iPad. Sure, you can play it elsewhere, but it’s still a shame that a game this great is no longer available on the go.

It’s also a huge disappointment for those who spent $14.99 on the iOS version back in 2014, only for it to disappear months later. It means your purchase cannot be played on devices that have been updated to iOS 8.4 or later, and no fix is coming.

Maybe 2K has given up on the original BioShock so that it can focus its efforts on porting BioShock 2 instead? It seems unlikely, and most of us will think twice about buying another 2K port on iOS… but it would be nice.

Via: TouchArcade

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