BioShock iOS is coming back to the App Store after all, says 2K

26 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

2K Games BioShock for iOS is having compatibility issues.

When 2K Games launched a port of the original BioShock for iOS last year, fans of the adored franchise were ecstatic. “BioShock” has received generally positive reviews for its PC version, paving the way to the creation of the mobile port “BioShock iOS.” However, despite the good reception that the port received, it appears that developer has completely removed it from the Apple Store.

The company had recently cited compatibility issues with versions of iOS 8.4 or higher, bad enough that users couldn’t play it, but it said a fix was in the works. Let’s start with app licensing. iOS 9 expands on the Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Managed Distribution models, both of which were user-centric.

While it had been initially speculated that the game had been pulled for good, 2K Games later released a statement in which they confirmed that the game had been pulled due to issues with iOS 8.4 and higher. According to a forum post on Touch Arcade, a 2K Games customer service rep told a fan the removal was “a developer decision.” As to refunds for BioShock on iOS, the representative said, “Since the transaction wasn’t completed through us, we can not perform a full refund back to you. It issued a statement regarding the delisting of the game, but The it did not state a specific reason why “BioShock iOS” has been pulled out but it could have been removed as it has been unplayable for quite a while now. Anyone whose Apple device is running on iOS version 8.4. and above can no longer open the game. 2K addressed the problem and promised that it will be working on a patch for the game.

This significantly simplifies deployment to company-owned devices, particularly devices that are shared among multiple users such as devices assigned to nurses in a hospital unit or field service workers. You’ll get to keep your current user name (as long as it doesn’t contain invalid characters, in which case you’ll have to go through a few extra steps to make the transfer), and all your old comments will eventually (not immediately) migrate with you. Disabling the App Store has been an option for some time and it is often used in regulated industries or environments where a device may need to be shared. Apple’s managed app framework and its ability to restrict content sharing between business and personal apps has relied on business apps being installed via EMM – either pushed to the device or installed via an enterprise app store.

Users would need to delete the original app and reinstall the enterprise version of it. iOS 9 removes this step by allowing an unmanaged app to be converted into a managed app. It is important, however, to communicate this to users. iOS 9 will prompt users as to whether they want to convert existing apps to managed apps and offer them the opportunity to decline.

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