Neoseeker : News : BioShock developer Irrational Games closing shop, new studio to rise from its ashes
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bluexy Feb 18, 14
I teared up when I heard the news. One of the best studios out there and now it's gone. Heartbreaking. I don't see how Ken Levine's new project can justify this.
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THM Feb 18, 14
Like a Phoenix?
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Fortitudo Feb 18, 14
I've never played Bioshock or System Shock but I've always wanted to. I've heard they're great games.

It puzzles me as to why you'd close down an old company, just to build a new one with most of the same people inside and telling them to make a brand new IP when you could of just kept the old studio, kept the old team (maybe bring some newbies along too), saved a lot of money and make the new IP.

I bet you that in Ken's next project there will be at least a feature that will remind everyone of Bioshock.
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Jeremy Feb 18, 14
It sucks to hear they're closing shop, but the only thing to do is hope that we're pleasantly surprised by whatever Levine has in store for us.
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Cain_Kousei_69 Feb 18, 14
Ken should know best but I hope this doesn't hurt the future for Bioshock games (and who makes them).
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Tommy Vercetti Feb 18, 14
Rockstar to make a sandbox Bioshock game.
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Solid-Snack Feb 18, 14
Well in this day and age you are either a AAA developer or an indie developer...I miss the middle market ;____;
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RabidChinaGirl Feb 18, 14
Ken Levine does what Ken Levine wants, I suppose.
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Yay4sean Feb 18, 14
I personally would like Bioshock Infinite to be the final game in the franchise. Hopefully, Take-Two will let it be the end, instead of trying to pull an Assassin's Creed when they don't even have Levine behind it.

At least we'll get some new material from Levine and crew (whoever that may include). I'm sure it won't be that hard for the other Irrational employees to find something new to work on (hopefully...)
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Demonfurby Feb 18, 14
hope no one's losing their jobs on his whim...
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Dilute Feb 18, 14
Oh gosh, this seriously sucks. No BioShock anymore
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ashantiqua Feb 18, 14
Oooohhh system shock 3 please.... But... If its going to be oversimplified + some gimmick like "look what huge set pieces we have" just dont bother. No need to soil greatness.

A proper system shock 3 made by a small team... Digital distribution could just be the ticket...
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aaron6581230 Feb 18, 14
That's truly a surprise, considering how well Bioshock Infinite did. Hopefully this means good things for Ken and his team
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Fortitudo Feb 19, 14
I mean, they could just hand Bioshock to 2K Marin. They did make Bioshock 2 so they have a feel for it, it just won't be as good.
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