Gamers around the world rejoice! The much anticipated sequel to the smash hit Bioshock has finally received a release date.
While Take-Two Interactive (the publisher) has not officially confirmed the date, it was mentioned during a quarterly financial conference and then re posted by a 2K Games (Official developer and Take-Two subsidiary) Bioshock 2 community/blog. The dates have been set at November 3rd 2009 for North America, while those across the big pond in Europe will have the game available on October 30th and is said to be for all compatible platforms (PC, Xbox360, PS3).
The game utilizes a modified Unreal 2.5 engine, much like the original, which is also featured in other popular games such as Unreal Tournament, Mass Effect and many recent Tom Clancy titles.It has also been confirmed that there will be a multiplayer component included with the game.
Nothing has yet been mentioned regarding the status of any DRM additions to the game. The first title was plagued with DRM software issues, which consequently lead to harsh consumer criticisms over its use. The DRM feature, produced by “SecureRom”, restricted the number of installs a gamer could perform to two, and required online activation even though it was intended only as a single player game. The install limit was eventually removed a year later but it will be interested to see if 2K Games dare to attempt to re employ such tactics in this new title.