News that owners of BioShock and BioShock 2 on PC would be upgraded to the remastered versions of the games for free with the release of BioShock: The Collection came as a welcome surprise for PC gamers. Unfortunately, the remastered games players received free of charge aren't exactly running smoothly.

Gamers have been leaving negative reviews for the two titles on Steam since the release of the remasters last week, citing a number of problems. For starters, many of the problems from the original games are still present in the remastered versions, such as mouse acceleration issues and almost no graphical customization options. Players are also complaining about frequent crashes and bugs, while also writing that the remastered versions of the games barely look better than the original ones to begin with. BioShock 2 in particular seems to run even worse than the original and currently sports a "Mostly Negative" user review status on Steam.

Thankfully, 2K Games is looking to address player concerns. In a new post to Steam, the publisher says fixes are in the works.

"Since the launch of BioShock and BioShock 2 Remastered, some players have been reporting stability issues, while others have asked for additional feature support," writes 2K. "We hear you and we're happy to report we're addressing this feedback soon. Whether it's your first time in Rapture, or you're revisiting it again, we want your experience with the BioShock remasters to be as enjoyable as possible."

The post goes on to list a number of issues players can expect to see fixed in the near future, including:

General Mouse Fixes, including better Mouse Smoothing, Sensitivity and Acceleration Options in BioShock;
Additional Speaker Mode Options in Audio Settings in
Improved FoV Slider Options in
BioShock, BioShock 2 and Minerva's Den;
Support for 21:9 display ratios in
BioShock, BioShock 2 and Minerva's Den;
General stability improvement to reduce instances of game crashes.

That's certainly good news for players. Though many current owners of the remastered games received the titles for free, some players may be purchasing the games for the first time. It would be a shame if their first experience with the franchise was anything less than optimal. No word on when exactly the update for the two games will arrive, but players looking to purchase the titles may want to hold off until it does.

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