BioShock to get collector's edition?

Last week, an online petition decrying Capcom's decision to make Devil May Cry 4 a multiplatform game attracted numerous headlines, just as many derisive comments on message boards, and even the attention of the publisher's senior director of strategic planning and research. This week,...

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Last week, an online petition decrying Capcom's decision to make Devil May Cry 4 a multiplatform game attracted numerous headlines, just as many derisive comments on message boards, and even the attention of the publisher's senior director of strategic planning and research. This week, another petition--one that's actually petitioning a publisher to take specific action--received attention from its target publisher, and might even achieve its goal.

2K's official BioShock site Cult of Rapture was updated earlier today with word of an online petition asking the publisher to put out a collector's edition of Irrational Games' upcoming first-person shooter for both the PC and Xbox 360 worldwide. In the posting, 2K's Elizabeth Tobey informed the masses that if the petition receives 5,000 signatures, she was told the company would indeed make a limited edition of the game. She did not, however, indicate what additional bonuses would be included in the proposed Collector's Edition.

As of press time, the petition had received 2028 signatures.

Discussion

404 comments
kalmp3com
kalmp3com

If the collector's/limited edition was in doubt I'd sign the petition. As the collector's/limited edition is in the works I'll decline as the petition appears to be written by an ESL 5th grader. I think something like "HEY! we will pay an extra $XXX for a collector's edition if it includes the following..." would have done the trick with fewer signatures required. I'll touch base with ELizabeth and if she has the time to discuss the issue with me I'll get back to you with the details. As fans and future customers, we hereby like to express our wish for a Bioshock Collectors Edition. Bioshock has a strong presence in the international media, receiving great critics even before the game is released. Its exceptional story, atmosphere, AI and gameplay elements are loved by the growing fan community worldwide. Celebrating the release of such a great game and rewarding fans for bravely waiting make a Collectors Edition plausible. While detailed contents of the Collectors Edition should not be a part of this petition, we want 2K and Irrational Games to rethink the topic. If a Collectors Edition will be made, we also demand that it will be released in all major territories (e.g. USA, Europe, Australia) and for both systems (PC and Xbox 360).

TTDog
TTDog

The DMC4 petition is still up and running, its just page after page of references to Kangaroo's cock5, just shows how sad the Sony fanboys can get.

Bloodhawk_DX
Bloodhawk_DX

They have a petition for everything now-a-days, don't they?

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

I do want this game but the PC version not the iffy 360 one.

Bahumut_b
Bahumut_b

pfft 5000 signatures, I get the feeling they where planning on this anyway - just a way to make the community feel involved i guess. What have they to lose from making a more expensive version of the game, with a few added bits and bobs. Especially if they have 5000 pretty much guaranteed sales. Having said that, i will probably buy the CE.

Flame_Co
Flame_Co

19683 Signatures Total VERY NICE!

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

Marketing man is rubbing his hands at all the extra 10 bucks he can charge for every name on the list :)

TTDog
TTDog

If the game sucks they'll be able to repackage it as Killzone 3 on PS3 and then the fanboys will rave about it, as opposed to the fanboys slagging it off when they know nothing about the game at all, eh opecube.

opecube
opecube

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opecube

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fugori
fugori

As if it was ever a difficult proposition to convince a publisher to release a more expensive copy of the game for us to chuck our cash at. ... I'll probably buy it. lulz

wlcm2atl
wlcm2atl

lol i love it with a goal of 5,000 we have hit just about 20,000 =)

SaxxyGamer18
SaxxyGamer18

And why on earth are people so excited about this game? It looks dumb. And a collector's edition is just going to cost more.

nelo_uk
nelo_uk

c'mon guys sign the petition and let us get the collectors edition please....this game is gonna rock... i know it

timmygal3
timmygal3

i'll get the game but Mass Effect is way cooler!

equili3rium
equili3rium

I hope this game isn't too dumbed down for the PC. If the atmosphere is anything like that of System Shock 2 then we are in for a treat. I just wish the PC versions of games were created FOR the PC and not ported. It can handle so much more after all.

Sharvie
Sharvie

The petition's a joke. :| Half the names aren't even serious.

Sharvie
Sharvie

Awesome, i'll sign to show my support. ;)

chaduma
chaduma

over 19,000 signers/digital signatures?! soooo.... what's in the collector's edition?

Alucard7321
Alucard7321

They should manufacture a diecast figurine of the Big Daddy for the Limited Edition.

champmanfan
champmanfan

Theres now 19,105 Total Signatures. I guess they can start doing our collectors edition & it better be worth it. Like lots of walkthrough videos like C&C3 Kane edition, interviews, special skins, etc..

Samulies
Samulies

holy moley!! 19049 signitures! looks like we get a collecters edition.

JEEBUS_BOGONDO
JEEBUS_BOGONDO

the site says 18994 Signatures Total. yippiee!! lookes like the little guy does have a little bit of power!!

VincentLegato
VincentLegato

18947 Signatures when I signed just now... I think people may actually want a collectors edition. Just maybe...

Folkom
Folkom

I signed already but yes Im looking foward for this soo much. :)

Riamo_10
Riamo_10

Why isnt my comments showing up on the first page?!?! I dont want to click on the 8 page to see IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

theevilvillain
theevilvillain

the online petition worked! .Maybe If I start a petition for sacrifice 2 that will get the compony to make sac 2 *fingers crossed*

wizard_924
wizard_924

The only thing that would make everyone that's a fan of the game buy the collecter's edition, no questions asked, is an emulation of either/both of the System Shock games. If that was included, I would buy no matter what the price.

Killbootay
Killbootay

as a PS3, i hope 2K brings this to the PS3

trickste2
trickste2

As i just signed it there were already 18,000+, i think that if they hold true to their promise then we will definitely get a collectors edition

JoeSmith34
JoeSmith34

Looks very nice the way the Authorization will allow Xbox 360 users to use special custom users of Xbox 360 areas of information. Keep watching this about the Xbox 360 version of the game.

jporter313
jporter313

18000 signature as of 3:28 Friday

k-bar2
k-bar2

I signed, it's way over the target now :D.

monowasp
monowasp

Hehe, over 18.000! These guys have shown us before that they can make great games, of course we want more of "the best!" :)

racerx737
racerx737

@ skullleader007 maybe you should re-read it, not being hostile here but when they are actually talking about this special edition they call it the "Collector's Edition" every time and only mentioned that the person who started the petition was told that a limited edition would be made if the petition recieved the 5,000 signatures; which leads me to believe that it will more likely be a collector's edition than a limited edition, and yes you are correct, there is a difference, collectors editions dont usually have a limited number or time period on their sale. But we'll see when they make an official announcment about the release.

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

360 comments? Hilarious :D Anyway, I'd love a Collector's Edition. Even though they're overpriced... But you can show off your maad purchasing skillz

skullleader007
skullleader007

Some of you guys need to re-read what was posted above. A lot of people asked for a collectors edition of the game which is fine. But if you read the post by the end of it they say they might make a limited editon. That is a big difference because limited means that only so many will be made and for a limited time only. So for you guys gettin all worked up over it read the fine print. And I wouldn't pay more then 60 for a LE or a CE most games aren't worth it.

JoeAlSharif
JoeAlSharif

I'm not gonna buy the Limited Edition but I'll sign anyway. I'm gonna buy the Standard though

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

looks like the 5,000 mark got blown out of the water. i'll go reserve my collector's edition tomorrow :)

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

They could think about asking a merchandise company to make a figure of that confused, greedy, armoured figure holding the pink "doll" girl as shown in the picture. It'd sure be very popular!

bigdawg1124
bigdawg1124

/sign i was 32xx and theres about 17000 now damn thats awesome 3x more than they need

darkDemyze
darkDemyze

Yup, I signed. Yup, I'm getting CE. Yup, can't wait.