Earlier this month, PC purchasers of BioShock 2 were offered a dose of bad news, as 2K Games said in an official forum post that it would no longer support the game on Windows platforms. Specifically, though the Protector Trials and Minerva's Den had been given a release date on consoles, the add-on packs would not be coming to the PC, nor would a planned patch.
It hasn't taken long for 2K Games to reverse its stance on bringing the add-on content to its PC customers. Today, 2K Games' senior manager of interactive marketing, Elizabeth Tobey, revealed on the company's official message boards that development had resumed on the PC patch, as well as the Protector Trials and Minerva's Den DLC packs.
"When we announced that Protector Trials and Minerva's Den would not be coming out for the PC due to technical and timing issues, we received a lot of feedback (much of it understandably expressing disappointment and anger) about our decision," Tobey wrote.
"In terms of the patch and the Protector Trials, we had a working build but there were bugs in the code that would trigger problems with the game during specific situations, and we were not happy enough with the status of the build to release it for certification with Microsoft," she continued. However, as the team needed to move on to new projects, the decision was made to abandon development.
After fan outcry, however, 2K reconsidered its decision, she said, and will be submitting the PC patch and Protector Trials to Microsoft for certification in December. When it is released shortly thereafter, Tobey confirmed that updates will be free. Unfortunately, PC gamers will have to wait longer for Minerva's Den, with Tobey noting that it "needed significantly more dev time."
For more on BioShock 2, check out GameSpot's hands-on with the Protector Trials mode and a trailer for Minerva's Den, below.