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New Bioshock update adds unnecessary in-game launcher

As fans eagerly await the reveal of an inevitable BioShock 4, they can alleviate the wait by re-experiencing the first 3 games. Unfortunately, if you do wish to return to the trilogy, your experience will be actively worsened by a new update which adds “quality-of-life improvements.”

Seemingly out of nowhere, the BioShock trilogy received an update on Steam. Dubbed the “Quality of Life Update,” the patch notes reads as follows:

“This week's update features various quality-of-life improvements, including:

  • Account linking option added in-game
  • The addition of a new Launcher which includes a Store to purchase new content”

One of the more frustrating aspects to gaming on PC is the fact that some games require their own bespoke launcher in order to play – in some instances even if you purchased the game on Steam.

Between the Epic Games Launcher; Steam; Rockstar games Launcher; EA App, Ubisoft Connect and more, there is no need for another launcher to be added into the mix. While this launcher is likely to be used simply to purchase each game’s respective DLC, being removed from the in-game experience is never fun, and so this move by 2K is an unfortunate one.

Luckily, we have begun to see developers move away from including separate launchers and so while this latest update to BioShock is confusing, it is more the exception than the rule nowadays thankfully.

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