updated 10:50 am EDT, Thu September 24, 2009
Follows long after PC, console versions
Feral Interactive has announced that its Mac port of BioShock will finally be released on October 7th. Originally published by 2K Games in late 2007, the title is set in the underwater city of Rapture, an objectivist utopia founded by a business magnate, Andrew Ryan. The experiment has failed, and players find themselves stranded in the city as its residents turn on each other.
The player's main weapons are plasmids, injections which grant bizarre genetic powers such as fire, ice and telekinesis. The game merges a first-person shooter focus with role-playing elements, allowing people to gradually adapt their abilities to a specific playing style. Moral decisions enter the picture when encountering the Little Sisters, who can either be rescued or killed to secure more of Rapture's primary resource, Adam.
BioShock requires Mac OS X 10.5.8, along with an 1.8GHz Intel Mac, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of hard drive space. The game is also said to require a 128MB video card, or else one of the NVIDIA chipsets found in the latest MacBooks and Mac minis. North American pricing has been set at $50.