The New BioShock Collection Won't Let You Stream For Some Reason

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If you want to stream BioShock directly from your console, you’re out of luck. Last night, I tried to stream BioShock: The Collection from my PS4 but found that the entire game was blocked from broadcast. No audio, no video. A similar issue exists on the Xbox One as well.

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A post on 2K’s support site states: “Unfortunately, streaming BioShock: The Collection isn’t an option right now.”

Kotaku has reached out to 2K but is yet to hear a reply. It’s not entirely clear why the game is being blocked. Some games like Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes block crucial cutscenes but blocking a whole game is pretty extreme. There are ways around this, including streaming directly off capture card software but if you want to stream from integrated console features, expect a lot of this:

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Former Senior Writer and Critic at Kotaku.

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DISCUSSION

darklordtalyn
Gavin Dobbs

I actually like this move. Streaming videos and “Let’s Plays” have taken a toll on gaming sales over the last few years. Why spend the money to purchase a game when you can just sit back on YouTube and watch someone do it for free?

We talk about piracy and how it is detrimental to copy write laws, but we never talk about how streaming is having potentially the same effect, but at an admittedly lower rate.