My name is Darren Gladstone here at 2K and I’m here to ask you a question: “Is a game developer not entitled to the sweat of his brow?”
Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Sometimes it’s necessary to go back to the drawing board. You may not realize all of the restarts that happened before BioShock as you know it got off the ground. Or the thoughts that came out of focus groups playing early builds of the game. Those are the sorts of insights you’ll get from watching “Imagining BioShock.”
PlayStation.Blog’s own Sid Shuman recently came by the 2K offices to check out our remastered take on Rapture in the upcoming BioShock: The Collection. One thing we didn’t go into is the “Imagining BioShock” documentary series that you will only be able to watch by playing the game.
Here’s how it works: You’ll make your way through Rapture in the remastered version of the first BioShock game, hunting for Golden Reels. As you find them, you’ll unlock episodes of this never-before-seen video series.
You’ll sit down for some insightful conversations with BioShock Creative Director Ken Levine and Lead Animator Shawn Robertson. One clip, for example, sheds light on how the focus groups for BioShock affected some of its development before the game came out.
Enjoy revisiting Columbia and a remastered Rapture when BioShock: The Collection comes to PlayStation 4 on September 13!