BioShock 2 PC Protector Trials nearing certification

2K Games updates status for belated PC launches of latest downloadable content; Minerva's Den not expected before March.

BioShock 2's two most recent downloadable content releases--the Protector Trials and Minerva's Den--were released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 months ago, with publisher 2K Games offering a shrug to the PC community. In early October, 2K said it had no plans to offer both packs for the PC. Then later in the month, the developer reversed course, saying both add-ons would indeed arrive on the PC after all. Now, 2K says the first of the pair is nearly ready.

BioShock 2 PC fans have had to wait, but the content is coming.

According to a post from 2K Games' senior manager of interactive marketing Elizabeth Tobey on the official BioShock 2 forums, the Protector Trials downloadable content is heading to certification at the end of the month, with a release date announcement to follow.

As for the Minerva's Den content, according to the post, that add-on "still has some work to be done on it" and will move to certification in March.

Minerva's Den was the first content pack to include its own single-player narrative and to introduce new solo environments. The Protector Trials offered a series of challenges set on maps based on locations found in the main game.

For more on BioShock 2, check out GameSpot's hands-on with the Protector Trials mode and the console review of Minerva's Den.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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14 comments
BloodMist
BloodMist

Minerva's Den is going to be great.

biokrysty
biokrysty

I like everithing about bioshock

mrmime777
mrmime777

I don't care, 2k. No, you do not have the PC game community's rapt attention, sorry to disappoint.

metalkid9
metalkid9

wow are they serious?? 2K can keep they're crappy DLC's on the crappy console versions. I wouldn't even play it if they pay me. They're nothing but sellouts.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

I'm not interested with this DLC. short playtime, lame features.. etc. I think making The Darkness for PC version is the best option to do. :?

aj_marquez
aj_marquez

@PixelAddict Indeed I am; but ask an indie developer what drives him, ask him for his reason to make games. There's a difference between doing something out of the need to eat and doing it out of passion. @never-named I don't really hate 2K, to tell the truth; but this news is (more) evidence that big developers and publishers think of PC gaming as unimportant, second hand, only considering the platform when they want more money from stuff they already released on consoles. There's little innovation now, because of that. Check Red Orchestra 2, an upcoming indie multiplayer FPS, and compare it to any other multiplayer FPS out there.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@aj_marquez You are aware that without profit, gaming goes away, right?

never-named
never-named

@aj_marquez I understand your disregard for big publishers, hell chalk me up as one of your own, but how does this news relate with 2K's greed? They're just offering more content to their customers (albeit at a price) not shoving it down any throats...

aj_marquez
aj_marquez

You can keep your alms on the consoles, 2K; especially since you're fueled only by greed (like every other non-indie studio).

mattg90520
mattg90520

@kwanzudood wait, they still havent added a DLC playlist? That is lame as balls. I havent played the MP in months (since I got the lvl 50 achievement, hence no more reason to play it) but still I figured they would have gotten around to it. They never should have added multi.

kwanzudood
kwanzudood

It was lame as balls that the developer didn't make a DLC playlist, it's pretty much impossible to play your DLC in multiplayer online because not everyone bought it, so chances are there'll be someone in your lobby who doesn't have it.

Kokuro_Kun
Kokuro_Kun

If i have Bioshock 2 on steam can i download the DLC elsewhere?

ch82
ch82

These will be coming to steam too I hope.