Sometime in the next few months, the Xbox One will see an update that adds backward compatibility to the console, enabling a large portion of Xbox 360 games to be played on the newer console. Apparently, this isn’t stopping Microsoft from porting older games to the system.
Today Microsoft announced the Prototype Biohazard Bundle, which packages Prototype and its sequel Prototype 2 together along with any downloadable content released for the games. The bundle sells for $50 and is on sale now, according to Xbox Live’s Major Nelson.
Though the Xbox One versions of the games can only be bought together in the new bundle, they’re listed as separate games, and are offered as individual downloads. Prototype is a 7.38GB download, while Prototype 2 is 10.22GB in size.
In Prototype, players take control of Alex Mercer, a “genetically mutated shape-shifter with no memory of his past, hell-bent on solving the mystery of his existence as he tears through a densely populated New York City, moving with Parkour-style fluidity and consuming anybody that gets in his way.”
Prototype 2 features a different main character in James Heller, who has been transformed into a Prototype by the same viral outbreak that killed his family. In our review of Prototype 2, we found the game to be a bigger, better version of the first game, and while it didn’t add much new to the series, it remained as fun as its predecessor.
Aside from the included DLC, not much is known about what is actually different here when compared to the original Xbox 360 versions of the games. Given the price, it doesn’t seem likely that the games have gotten the full remaster treatment, and considering that developer Radical Entertainment hasn’t been active lately, we’re not expecting much more than better resolution and possibly higher frame rates.
After finishing Prototype 2, Radical suffered massive layoffs, and the company has been dormant ever since. There is no word on a third game, but it’s possible that this sudden re-release of the games is intended to gauge interest in a sequel.
The Prototype Biohazard Bundle can be found on the Xbox Store.
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