If you’ve been holding your breath in the hopes of coaxing 2K Marin to patch BioShock 2 on PC and release the Protector Trials and Minerva’s Den downloadable content currently available on consoles, then chances are you died a while ago. Hopefully, though, this isn’t the case, because the developers are currently hard at work to (finally) give PC gamers the full BioShock 2 experience.
2K explained on its official forums that the reason it never released Protector Trials or Minerva’s Den was because they were too buggy and the developers didn’t have enough time to get them in working shape in a timely manner, so they were shelved. But the voice of the community was too loud for 2K to ignore, and so they decided to go back and bring the patch and DLC up to snuff, which the devs believe they have, and as such, they’ll be submitting all of the content to certification shortly.
The patch and Protector Trials will be offered as free downloads once they’ve been approved. No word on what Minerva’s Den will cost, if it costs anything at all.
The best part of all of this is that even though it will be many, many months after PS3 and Xbox 360 players were able to play it, the fact that PC players will soon be able to experience Minerva’s Den, one of the greatest pieces of downloadable content ever (check out my review for why), is fantastic news. A bit late, I know, but definitely worth the wait.