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'BioShock' developer Irrational Games is calling it quits

By Shawn Knight
Feb 18, 2014
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  1. Irrational Games, the studio responsible for the hit franchise BioShock, is "winding down" after 17 years in the business. The team has one last BioShock Infinite DLC in the works scheduled for March 25 but after that, it's game over...

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  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,191   +590

    That's disappointing to hear but I guess they must make the decision they see best. I don't understand why this would be a good choice to move from such a hot game and big company but im guessing they have something cool planned in the future to make a move as drastic as this.
     
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 752   +273

    I guess just because you're successful, doesn't mean you enjoy what you're doing.

    Oh well, maybe he'll enjoy his venture and make some great games too...
     
  4. Considering what utter nonsense was his writing in Bioshock Infinite, I wish him luck, but wonder who laid off who.
     
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,559   +598

    Very unfortunate. The Bioshock series were the most original and entertaining stories we've had in gaming in quite a while.
     
  6. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 620   +118

    On the bright side, it's wonderful that he won't be milking the Bioshock series for all the money it's worth. Too many great series get run into the ground because people want to get every last penny out of them.
     
  7. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 494   +126

    He left the Bioshock name in the hands of the publisher, so the franchise can still be milked but 2k happens to be a half way decent publisher so they might just realize the franchise has come to a nice conclusion and move forward but who knows.
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    It's a pity. I really enjoyed the Bioshock games, in fact Infinite was the last game I bought and the one I enjoyed the most. There hasn't been much in the way of decent games for a while now for me at least.
     
  9. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    For me this is definitely one of the worst news that has reached us this year yet. Admittedly I am deeply in love with the BioShock series, which is why I am kind of scared about the "digital" future of the new founded ex-Irrational team.
     
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