bioshock

We’ve been hearing rumors since 2008 that 2K was bringing its popular first person shooter BioShock to mobile platforms. At one point, they actually released a trailer for the game, and named IG Fun Studios as its mobile port partner.

But somewhere along the way, the concept got shelved, and was never mentioned again—until now. Yesterday, 2K tweeted the above photo followed by ‘#discuss,’ and many believe it’s a hint the BioShock mobile project is back in gear…

TouchArcade’s Eli Hodapp explains:

So, some back-story: In Bioshock, Eve’s Garden is a “exotic dancing venue” found inside Fort Frolic. It’s home to the boss fight with Hector Rodriguez and a particularly creepy audio diary. The image they tweeted is an in-game poster for Eve’s Garden, featuring the curious (for our interests anyway) tagline “Come bite the Apple!” Does this meanBioshock is coming to iOS?

Admittedly, this is a pretty big stretch. Keep in mind, though, that Apple announced a new gaming tech for iOS 8 last month called Metal that will greatly improve graphics and performance, and it’s expected to draw more high-profile titles.

Also, 2K reposted the image to its UK Twitter account this morning:

Of course, this could certainly mean something else. But given that mobile BioShock did exist at one point, and that iOS and Android platforms are so much more powerful now than they were 5 years ago, I’d say this is as good of a guess as any.

What do you think?

  • regkilla

    I have a strong feeling with Apple introducing Metal in iOS 8 the next iPhone will have better battery life to handle Metal and its improved graphics in games. Playing games on iPhone 6 will use up way less battery.

    • Devices still heat up like there’s no tomorrow though. I think I could probably fry an egg on my 5s while Modern Combat is running…

      • Sachin

        Sometimes I fear it’s gonna explode. haha. Plus my iPad 3 has temperature like sun. I can’t even hold it. One time i used microwaves gloves.

      • Hint: The 5s (or indeed any Apple product) isn’t Samsung, the battery ain’t going to explode on you 😉

      • Sachin

        Lol. +1 for that.

    • Sachin

      I hope you’re right.

  • Dan

    I don’t do much gaming on my iPad (none at the moment actually), but games like these, I take the time. The last great game I played on my iPad was Xcom, hoping this one is true

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  • im2slick4u

    As much as I love the Bioshock franchise (one of my favorite games) I really don’t want another mobile FPS. Touch screen controls are very cumbersome for any first person game, especially one as fast paced as bioshock. I would not mind a 3rd person action game in the Bioshock world.

    Now to go play Bioshock on my Mac.

  • @sexyhamthing

    No. Mobile Gaming. No..

    The game was bad enough on consoles… PCMR FTW