If you were looking forward to picking up Bioshock Infinite this year, we have some disappointing news to bring you. 2K Games has confirmed that the game has been delayed and will now release in early 2013 instead. On a more positive note though, analysts believe that this delay may pave the way for another major game to release in its place.
To the get the bad news out of the way, Bioshock Infinite will now be releasing on February 26 2013, instead of the original release planned in October this year. As with most delays, Irrational the developer has said that the game is need of some further tweaks and improvements, both of which will help to ensure that the finished product ends up being ‘extraordinary’.
Don’t forget that 2K Games is owned by Take-Two, who are also in charge of Rockstar Games and their Grand Theft Auto franchise. After the news broke out regarding the Bioshock Infinite delay, word has quickly spread that this may have a knock on effect on the hugely anticipated GTA V game.
At the moment, Rockstar has remained very quiet on GTA V info and we really haven’t had much to go on since they unveiled the trailer for the game way back in November last year. Analysts Wedbush Securities have said that we may now see an faster development time on Grand Theft Auto V, so that it is now ready for a release in October this year, in place of Bioshock Infinite.
Considering that many of you are expecting a 2013 release for Rockstar’s next GTA title, this will come as a big surprise if GTA V is ready for release in a matter of months. E3 2012 obviously holds all the answers at the moment, so it will be interesting to see what happens. Could it have purely been a business move by Take-Two to release GTA V first ahead of Bioshock Infinite? Let us know your opinions on this – would you be surprised with an October release or not?
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