BioShock has gone gold today, according to an announcement from 2K Games, putting the first-person shooter closer to its Xbox 360 and PC release date of Aug. 21 (Aug. 24 in the EU).
Normally we don’t run “gone gold” news, but BioShock is one of our most-anticipated games of 2007, so we decided to roll with it.
In BioShock, players begin the game as a castaway in Rapture, an underwater utopia torn apart by civil war. Hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, players have to come to grips with a dangerous and mysterious world filled with powerful technology. With multiple avenues for surmounting challenges on both a moral and tactical level, no encounter ever plays out the same.
In addition, no two gamers will play BioShock the same way, in part because they can biologically modify their bodies with “plasmids,” hack devices and systems a la Deus Ex, upgrade weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques. And you know, that’s all individual.