2K says ‘No DLC for you!’ to BioShock 2 PC players

Publisher 2K Games has confirmed that BioShock 2's two DLC packs will never be available for the PC version and apologized for any disappointed caused by the announcement. In a post on 2K Games' forums, senior manager of interactive marketing Elizabeth Tobey confirmed the bad news. "We will... not be offering Protector Trials and Minerva’s Den on the PC in the future – and I want to say that I’m sorry for the disappointment this will cause to PC players out there," says Tobey.

The Protector Trials DLC adds a new single-player rhythm game and more in-game maps. Minverva's Den also gives players some more single-player gameplay. Tobey clarified that "timing and technical issues" led to the decision.

Oct 11, 2010

Source: 2K Games Forum

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  • Aardvarkk - October 15, 2010 2:49 p.m.

    That's fine, it wasn't that good of a game to begin with.
  • FriendlyFire - October 13, 2010 1:27 a.m.

    @thomas1980: Obviously, glancing over the rampant piracy on consoles helps your case. Piracy is being put on the spotlight on the PC because there's also music piracy, software piracy, movie piracy... If you look at the numbers, there are many other platforms that also suffer from piracy. And while nobody was promised anything, it's still just a cheap move. You can't compare that with Alan Wake, which Microsoft specifically bought exclusive rights for, or AA, which Sony did the same with the DLC. There is no reason here not to release the DLC on the PC apart from Activision's vision that the PC is doomed and that they should stop supporting it ASAP (see MW2 without dedicated servers). I, for one, will not be purchasing Bioshock 2.
  • DreamWeaverPL - October 12, 2010 6:08 p.m.

    Yarr-harr, fiddle-di-dee, Being a pirate is alright to be, Do what you want ‘cause a pirate is free, You are a pirate!
  • AA95mp - October 12, 2010 5:10 p.m.

    not cool 2k, shitting on pc
  • reveffect - October 12, 2010 3:50 p.m.

    that aint right 2k that aint right. oh yeah i had that pick as my background wallpaper for a while. you can get it from the bioshock 2 main site.
  • thomas1980 - October 12, 2010 12:52 p.m.

    @ ZiegZeon And the viscous circle continues. PC gamer gets pissy, because for once he doesn't get the best version of something. Decides he does not have to pay for stuff anymore because he is on a bullshit moral crusade. Developer sees more piracy and decides to scale back on PC development & Support, PC gamer gets even more pissy. At what point in your transaction (assuming you actually paid for Bioshock 2) where you promised any additional content? You paid for the main game, you got that, that is 2k obligation to you over with, you are not entitled to anything else they do. I do not get pissy at Remedy when they don't release Alan Wake on PS3, and I don't get pissy with Rocksteady when they create exclusive content for the PS3 version of Batman AA. But then again I don't have a false sense of entitlement as many PC gamers seem to have. 2k decided not to release some additional and optional content on PC. Big whoop the way PC gamers are talking its as if they are holding back the ending of the main game.
  • ZiegZeon - October 12, 2010 12:35 p.m.

    I'm gonna say it: This is the type of shit that leads to more piracy, i.e. why should I buy the PC version of infinite when there is a chance it won't be supported? Why are PC gamers being treated like second class citizens? It makes no goddamn sense. And I have to say, I just lost A LOT of respect for 2K out of this.
  • Jacko415 - October 12, 2010 4:44 a.m.

    FUCK THEM! woooooooooooooooooooooooow....
  • Crimmy - October 12, 2010 4:36 a.m.

    PC Gamers just got burned. I feel sorry for anyone at 2K that manages the forums.
  • FauxGateau - October 12, 2010 4:31 a.m.

    Well thanks, I guess I was under the influence that I would be able to play the new dlcs at some point in the future. Luckily for me I don't have an Xbox so I guess I could... I don't know play with a stick or something. I'll also have an expansion pack for the stick that the other sticks won't be able to play at all.
  • n00b - October 12, 2010 2:59 a.m.

    what a shame. spam bots on the site are still a bother too
  • kickedbylizzieinthetwuntista - October 12, 2010 2:47 a.m.

    pardon me. my console of choice has to bend over and take it from another developer.
  • legory - October 12, 2010 2:36 a.m.

    @MexiFlan Yes, it's PennyArcade. And lol, this game got boring the month after it was released.
  • Longnuts - October 12, 2010 2:29 a.m.

    What reason are they not releasing the DLC for PC? I'm curious to know why.
  • ShaneCedt - October 12, 2010 2:13 a.m.

    people still play this game?
  • AnonymouZ - October 12, 2010 1:53 a.m.

    what. the. fuck. well, that sucks... so what was the real reason? piracy? not enough pc copies sold? i don't think 'll be buying their new bioshock (infinite thing)... which sucks...
  • NotBraze - October 12, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    The 2K Forums are an absolute war zone right now. I'm not a PC gamer myself but I think that 2K made a really REALLY bad call here. I used to admire 2K, and I do love BioShock 2 to pieces, but this kind of decision is evident of poor management, and has negatively impacted my opinions of the company.
  • Hobojedi - October 12, 2010 1:36 a.m.

    They be trollin'
  • batmanboy11 - October 12, 2010 1:22 a.m.

    What a bunch of dicks!
  • shadowreaper72 - October 12, 2010 1:20 a.m.

    Im really hating 2k right now. I may be a console gamer but this still aint fucking right to those that play on PC. First they releash a multiplayer map pack for the game that didnt have its own seperate playlist so I payed 10 dolars for nothing. Then they promised an update for the game to fix the mp problem but they never did. And now this. You know what, fuck you 2k fuck you and go to hell.

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