BioShock Infinite Delayed To 2013

9 May 2012
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2K Games announced today that BioShock Infinite from Irrational Games is now planned to launch worldwide on February 26th, 2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. That’s a four-month-delay from the original October 16th, 2012 release date.

Ken Levine, Creative Director of Irrational Games, stated:

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  • “When we announced the release date of BioShock Infinite in March, we felt pretty good about the timing. Since then, we’ve come to realize that some specific tweaks and improvements will make Infinite into something even more extraordinary. Therefore, to give our talented team the time they need, we’ve decided to move the game’s release to February 26, 2013. We wanted to let our loyal (and very patient!) fans know this as soon as possible.

    “BioShock Infinite is a very big game, and we’re doing things that no one has ever done in a first-person shooter. We had a similar experience with the original BioShock, which was delayed several months as our original ship date drew near.”

    I won’t kid you: BioShock Infinite is a very big game, and we’re doing things that no one has ever done in a first-person shooter. We had a similar experience with the original BioShock, which was delayed several months as our original ship date drew near. Why? Because the Big Daddies weren’t the Big Daddies you’ve since come to know and love. Because Andrew Ryan’s golf club didn’t have exactly the right swing. Because Rapture needed one more coat of grimy Art Deco.

    The same principle now applies to BioShock Infinite.

    What does this mean for you? It means a bit more waiting, but more importantly, it means an even better BioShock Infinite. The great can be made greater, and we owe it to both ourselves and to you, our fans, to take this opportunity. Irrational Games is one of those rare developers lucky enough to ask the people who sign the checks: “Hey, can we have a few more of those checks?”

    We are also going to hold off on showing BioShock Infinite at the big events of the summer, like E3 and GamesCom. That way, the next time you see our game, it will be essentially the product we intend to put in the box. Preparing for these events takes time away from development, time we’re going to use instead to get the best version of Infinite into your hands in February.”

    In this BioShock Infinite behind-the-scenes video, Creative Director Ken Levine talks about Elizabeth’s ability to manipulate tears, and how tears influence the gameplay in BioShock Infinite. In this context “tears” don’t mean tears from crying, but tears in the fabric of space of our world into parallel universes!

    Well, dangit. Who else wanted to play BioShock Infinite this October instead of next year?

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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • ssjbardock13

      Fans going ape s… on 5…4…3…2…1 goooo.

    • Fenderman30

      Not gonna lie, little bummed the date got bumped back, but it really sounds like they’re putting a lot of work into this game. As long as the wait is worth it (I have a feeling it will be) I’ll be happy. Almost makes me a bit excited to, knowing just how much time and effort is being put into Infinite. 

    • Joseph

      oh god nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! 😀

    • Joseph

      yea i cant be angry with them for wanting to make a better game
      i wanna be mad but i get the feeling it will be worth the wait


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