BioShock May Continue Without Original Dev Team

Posted by at 12:22 pm on May 30, 2014

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The gaming industry has come under fire in recent years for an overreliance on sequels, but that trend does not appear to be going away any time soon. At an investor conference earlier this week, the head of Take-Two Interactive revealed that the critically acclaimed “BioShock” series may continue, even though few people who worked on the existing three games would be available to develop it.

Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two’s CEO, commented on the future of the famous franchise in an investor conference recorded by Gamespot. Zelnick discussed Take-Two’s general approach to releasing sequels, which it has done successfully with series such as “Grand Theft Auto” and “Borderlands,” and disastrously with “Duke Nukem.”

“We haven’t given any color on how you should think about [BioShock] yet, except we do believe it’s beloved,” Zelnick said. “And the question for the future, assuming we decide to answer the question, would be ‘How do you stay true to that creatively?’; ‘How do you do something exciting?’; and ‘How do you expand the market?'”

Ken Levine, the mind behind both “BioShock” and “BioShock Infinite” (but not “BioShock 2”) disbanded developer Irrational Games earlier this year. However, as Take-Two, not Irrational, owns the rights to “BioShock,” there was always a chance that the series would continue.

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