BioShock: The Collection Blocks Streaming, 2K Doesn't Say Why

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If you picked up BioShock: The Collection this week and tried to stream the game from your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you might have found it odd that the game does not allow this.

As spotted by Kotaku, publisher 2K has now acknowledged that the game does not support streaming, though it did not offer any specifics as to why this is. "Unfortunately, streaming BioShock: The Collection isn't an option right now," it said in a statement, adding that it would report back if this situation changes.

As Kotaku explains, while portions of some games are blocked from streaming, it is a rarity for an entire title to be cut off. We have followed up with 2K in an attempt to find out why the game doesn't allow streaming.

Enterprising gamers can find other ways to stream BioShock: The Collection, but for now at least, it looks like using each console's built-in streaming features is a no go.

BioShock: The Collection, which features remastered versions of BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock: Infinite, came out on September 13 for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC edition comes out today, September 15.

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The compilation was developed by Blind Squirrel Games, which collaborated with Irrational Games in the past for Infinite.

In other news about BioShock, designer Ken Levine recently talked about why he doesn't want to make any more games in the series. "I think the natural expectation was that I would go and do the next bigger and better BioShock game," he said. "And I felt, 'I think I'll fail if I do that. I think I'll lose my mind, and my marriage.' And so my solution was to quit."

Levine told Take-Two he would quit after Infinite came out, but he eventually stayed on to make a "smaller, more entrepreneurial" game, while Irrational Games has closed down. Levine's new game has not yet been announced, but he has teased that it features a small-scale open world.


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Gee here's an idea, get PSNOW, with nearly 500 games and stream all 3 games. Was 29.99$ for 3 months...games look and play great..I'm on 2 at the moment..with good internet service it's sweet. Or waste 60$ for slightly updated graphics and framerates. Nah, no thanks, I'm good. They are still the same old games!!!

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I've always found it easier to just stream via my Elgato. I don't have to worry about the console auto-blocking story content and blurring out my trophy notifications.

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You should also mention there's a rather nasty bug in the PS4 version of Bioshock that freezes your entire game and the only way to fix it is to shut down the entire game and restart it.

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Would you kindly refrain from streaming, boyo?

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- Vell, ve'll set up our streaming connection on Sept. 15th ready to broadcast here, here and here...

- Mein Führer... Steiner...

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"Small-scale open world?!" What is this, Kevin Levine?! A game for ants?!

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I like waffles with real Vermont maple syrup. Not that fake a$$ Aunt Jemima B$.

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@wtf_666: Nah. I prefer the fake stuff. A lot more sugar and artificial flavoring makes it taste so much sweeter.

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@fig56: I prefer the fake stuff too, knowing my food is slowly killing me by giving me diabetes and cancer just makes the chore of eating so much more fun. It's like russian roulette with pancakes! mmmm pancakes.

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@suicidesn0wman: Very true. I knew a vegetarian, marathon runner as fit as can be who died of a heart attack at 38. The guy was fit as can be. Goes to show, nobody is safe. When it's your time....

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@suicidesn0wman Chicken fried rice.:

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