You currently cannot stream the updated versions of the three Bioshock games from your consoles, for reasons that are unclear.
Bioshock: The Collection, which released this week for PS4 and Xbox One, contains all three Bioshock games and all of their DLC, bolstered with updated graphics. By all accounts, these are the definitive editions of these games.
However, if you were planning on streaming your gameplay experience, you’re out of luck: neither console version supports the ability to stream any of the games.
2K has posted a message on their support boards confirming this to be the case, but has not explained why.
“If you’re playing BioShock: The Collection, there’s a good chance you’d like to stream your adventures in Rapture and/or Columbia”, the post reads.
“Unfortunately, streaming BioShock: The Collection isn’t an option right now. We will update this article should this situation change.”
It’s not unusual for consoles to suspend streams during important cutscenes or request that streamers omit certain scenes or stop at a certain point, but this is rather strange, especially since Let’s Play videos were part of the collection’s marketing campaign.
It remains to be seen whether this was an intentional decision, something that can or will be overturned, or whether 2K will explain the reasoning behind it at all.