With Irrational Games Shutting Down, 2K Remaining Mum on Fate of BioShock VitaCategory: Gaming
Posted: February 20, 2014 03:14PM
If you're a PlayStation Vita owner, you probably know about the infamous BioShock Vita announcement made during E3 2011. Irrational Games co-founder and creative director Ken Levine took the stage during Sony's 2011 E3 Press Conference and told the world he would be bringing an all new BioShock game (not a port) to the Vita. He later admitted he spoke too soon and even as late as last year, development hadn't even begun, but it was still a pet project of his he wanted to see happen. So now that Irrational Games is shutting down, is BioShock Vita going down with the ship?
In the letter to fans regarding the studio closing, Levine said he has handed the reins of the BioShock franchise to 2K Games, so there is still the possibility the BioShock Vita game happens. CVG reached out to 2K Games for a response, but the company simply said it has "no update" on the status of the game. But honestly, what kind of response did CVG expect? If the game is still planned, 2K wouldn't forgo a huge announcement in favor of a simple confirmation via email. Let's be real here – it will all come down to the success of Borderlands 2 Vita. If 2K makes a profit on that, you can be sure it'll look toward bringing over other franchises to the Vita, like BioShock.