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