BioShock delayed until late August

Written by Tim Smalley

March 2, 2007 | 07:57

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Elizabeth Tobey, a 2K Games Community Manager, has revealed that BioShock's release date has been pushed back to late August from the original June release expectations.

European customers are set to get their hands on the game on August 24th, while our friends across the pond will be able to get hold of BioShock a couple of days before us on August 21st.

Irrational Games, the development team behind BioShock, have described the soon-to-be-released sci-fi horror first person shooter as a spiritual successor to the System Shock franchise.

Back in January, 2K Games revealed that the game would have no multiplayer element; however, the publisher did indicate that there would be an online component of some description, but specific details were not disclosed.

BioShock uses a heavily tweaked version of Epic's Unreal Engine 3 and is set for a simultaneous release on both PC and Xbox 360. We've already witnessed how great Unreal Engine 3 can look on both the PC and Xbox 360 thanks to the stunning visuals in Gears of War and Rainbow Six: Vegas.

As a result, we've got high hopes for this title looking even better and the developers are talking the visuals up. We're also expecting the game to come with a bit of DirectX 10 thrown into the mix, too.

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