Bioshock Infinite Delayed Until Next Year

Bioshock Infinite Delayed Until Next Year

Irrational Games has given themselves more time to make the game “even more extraordinary”.

Kevin Levine, the creative director of Bioshock, has announced that Bioshock Infinite will be delayed until February 6th, 2013 to ensure the game is “the best version of Infinite” they can provide.

In a press release earlier today, Levine said:

“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.

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”.

Levine also mentioned that Infinite wouldn’t be on show at E3 or Gamescom, so that “the next time you see our game, it will be essentially the product we intend to put in the box”.

It’s a bummer that we have to wait a bit longer, but a delay or two won’t dampen my excitement for Bioshock Infinite. If Irrational Games can nail that same sense of watertight atmospheric immersion that the first Bioshock provided, let them have all the time they need.

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