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BioShock Unreal Engine 5 overhaul is so good I could cry

BioShock Unreal Engine 5 overhaul is so good I could cry

Rapture has never looked better

If you know me then you know that Bioshock is one of my favourite games of all time and so this Unreal Engine 5 overhaul is what dreams are made of.

Released back in 2007 by 2K Games, BioShock is the first in a current trilogy of FPS titles which sees our main character, Jack Ryan, descend to the depths of Rapture: an underwater city built by business magnate Andrew Ryan.

Check out the BioShock: The Collection trailer below!

With the first game taking place in the underwater city that was once a utopia but has now fallen to ruin, we must fight to escape all whilst battling the previous residents.

It has been almost 20 years since BioShock was first released and with reports that BioShock 4 is currently in development, it may be a while until we see an official remake of the 2007 title.

However, former Halo: Infinite developer Kaleb Nekumanesh has shared some footage and screenshots of a project he is working on that brings BioShock to Unreal Engine 5. Spoiler alert, it looks incredible.

To create such beautiful scenes, Nekumanesh used “megascans, custom materials/models/decals, and marketplace assets” to build real-time in Unreal Engine 5.

The result is some beautiful scenes of Rapture that show perfectly the juxtaposition between the beauty of what was once a utopia to the fallen ruin it is now. We can see the lights of the ocean beyond the windows contrasted with the dark, horror-esque corridors of Rapture and it’s clear how impressive a modern-day remake would be.

When he’s not busy in Unreal Engine 5, Nekumanesh is also working on a free Halo game which sees players get to experience a 15-30 minute narrative adventure with combat and puzzles.

As for BioShock, it has been quite a while since we received anything official about the sequel but we can only hope that it is going well after a rocky start.

Featured Image Credit: Kaleb Nekumanesh via ArtStation, 2K Games

Topics: Bioshock, 2K Games, Unreal Engine