The studio behind BioShock Infinite is not any extra

The studio behind BioShock Infinite is no more

The studio answerable for each BioShock and BioShock Infinite is breaking apart, in accordance with a observe from artistic lead Ken Levine on the corporate’s web site. Following the ultimate content material launch this previous month for Irrational Video games’ newest work, BioShock Infinite, the corporate’s head (Levine) and a gaggle of “about fifteen members of the Irrational group” shaped a brand new, dramatically smaller enterprise inside the mum or dad firm that owns Irrational (Take-Two Interactive — the identical people who personal Grand Theft Auto-developer Rockstar Video games, amongst others). That is from a crew of almost 200 on the peak of Infinite‘s improvement in Summer time 2012. It isn’t clear if Irrational will nonetheless be the identify of the studio; both means, Levine stated, “I’m winding down Irrational Video games as you already know it.”

Levine and his new splinter crew will give attention to one objective: “To make narrative-pushed video games for the core gamer which are extremely replayable.” In that vein, he is “handing over the reins” of BioShock to Take-Two and going head down on his new, digital-solely undertaking(s). It is also possible that Levine wants additional time for his non-gaming work, akin to serving to pen the remake to Logan’s Run.

Although BioShock 2 was developed by one other Take-Two studio (2K Marin), each the unique BioShock and BioShock Infinite have been crafted in-home at Irrational Video games; it is unclear if the franchise will proceed, however we have reached out to Take-Two for remark.

Replace: Take-Two advised us, “At this level 2K and Take-Two are directing all inquiries to the Irrational Weblog for particulars on right now’s announcement.”

Replace 2: Extra from Take-Two simply got here in, considerably confirming the continuation of the BioShock franchise: “BioShock is one among our most beloved and critically acclaimed franchises, and we’re indebted to Ken and the gifted staff at Irrational Video games for his or her contributions to the collection with BioShock and BioShock Infinite; the latter being one of the crucial adorned video games of 2013. The BioShock universe stays a wealthy artistic canvas for a lot of untold tales, and we look ahead to exploring the subsequent BioShock expertise.”

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