Next up from creators of original ‘BioShock’ is ‘Infinite,’ but not until 2012By AP
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Next from Irrational Games: ‘BioShock: Infinite’
NEW YORK — The game studio behind the original “BioShock” is coming out with another follow-up to the award-winning, wildly popular 2007 horror shooter — but not until 2012.
While Irrational Games’ original “BioShock” was set in an underwater metropolis called Rapture, “BioShock: Infinite” takes place in Columbia, a floating city modeled after 1900s America — with all the promise it held. Says creative director Ken Levine: “it’s like the Apollo Project, constructed as an example of the success of America.”
As with the first game, there’s a twist. Columbia, it turns out, is not just a floating world’s fair, but a death star. The player’s mission is to save a young woman who’s been kidnapped and holds enormous power.
“Infinite” will be the third “BioShock.” Irrational did not develop the second installment.