The three Bioshock games are now available on XBox One through backward compatibility.
The current generation of consoles sparked a series of discussions never seen before in the overly popular “console wars”. The respective announcements of Microsoft’s XBox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 had the world of gaming passionately arguing over which company would win the “war”, with Nintendo now joining the battle with the recently announced Nintendo Switch. Despite the excessive amount of comments and opinions, one thing’s for certain: Microsoft wins the backward compatibility battle over Sony.
The XBox One saw plenty of controversies when it was first announced, with Sony representatives going as far as using Microsoft’s choices in their own marketing campaigns. It was all very entertaining and PlayStation fans were thrilled, but if there’s one thing Microsoft did right is the XBox One’s backward compatibility. Unlike the PlayStation 4, which can only emulate selected titles from the PlayStation 2, the XBox One allows previous XBox 360 owners to play their games on the updated hardware. The list of compatible XBox 360 titles was originally composed of roughly 104 releases, but today, with the announcement of the Bioshock trilogy being playable on XBox One, the total of available titles reaches the 300 mark.
If you own any of the three Bioshock games for the XBox 360, be they physical or digital copies, all you have to do is slide your disc in your XBox One or download the game from the marketplace at no additional cost. Those who have never explored the intrigues and plots surrounding the cities of Rapture and Columbia can engage the experience with the Bioshock Collection, which contains remastered versions of all three titles.
Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Bioshock Infinite proudly join the hall of backward compatible titles for the XBox One, which counts with fan favorites Alan Wake, Bayonetta, Dark Souls, and the popular Gears of War franchise.