News by Shaan J.
Some shocking news indeed, but yes, it’s true. Irrational Games, the studio behind Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite, and System Shock 2, is shutting down. Ken Levine, the studio’s co-founder and creative director announced the closing today on the developer’s website.
This doesn’t come as a huge surprise though. As successful as Bioshock Infinite was (it generated over $500 million in revenue), it was no doubt a costly production, and was burdened with multiple delays and restarts. This provides context for Levine’s new focus: “To make narrative-driven games for the core gamer that are highly replayable. To foster the most direct relationship with our fans possible, we will focus exclusively on content delivered digitally.”
Other than the final episode of Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea, Irrational won’t be producing any more titles, and as of now, the future of the Bioshock series is up in the air.