When 2K Games launched a port of the original BioShock for iOS last year, fans of the franchise were thrilled. Well, they aren’t feeling so great now. To the surprise of people who had already purchased the mobile title, 2K Games has pulled it from the App store.
So if you deleted it from your device, there’s no way to get it back. The company had recently cited compatibility issues with versions of iOS 8.4 or higher. It said a fix was in the works. Then a 2K Games customer service rep told a fan the removal was “a developer decision.” So is it gone for good?
Rest easy Bioshock fans. 2K Games plans to bring back BioShock to iOS. A company spokesperson told GameInformer:
BioShock is currently incompatible with iOS versions 8.4 and higher, and as such, is temporarily removed for purchase from the App Store. 2K is fixing the compatibility issue, and when resolved, will place BioShock back on the App Store for purchase. Customers who already own BioShock may continue playing the game with iOS version 8.3 or earlier. 2K regrets the initial customer service error and looks forward to delivering an updated version of BioShock for iOS in the near future.
So no it is not gone for good. We just have to wait a bit.