Bioshock PS Vita delay due to money issues

By Posted 27 Feb 2013, 16:21

If you have been patiently waiting for the Bioshock game for the PS Vita, then we have some disappointing information to share with you. It has been revealed that development hasn’t even started on the title yet, despite being announced by Irrational Games at E3 back in 2011. Since then we have seen no gameplay whatsoever for the missing title and now we know the exact reason why the game is being held up.

It appears that Sony and Take Two have yet to sign any sort of financial agreements which would allow development on the game to get up and running. Ken Levine, CEO for the developer has said this himself in black and white when speaking to IGN, adding that ‘until somebody starts signing the cheques, there’s nothing I can do’.

He also revealed that if it was up to him, he wouldn’t have shown Bioshock for the PS Vita as early as he did, basically saying that it was Sony’s plan to go with the early reveal. If that is the case, then why haven’t they given out the cash so that this game could release for the fans as soon as possible?

Considering development hasn’t even started, we could now kiss goodbye to any hopes that we had of Bioshock releasing for the PS Vita during 2013. It’s such a shame that this has happened, and indeed a further blow to the third-party PS Vita category that so badly needs improving.

Right now, we really hope that Sony can improve the PS Vita in a big way – starting with the exciting announcement of PS4 second screen sharing across all titles using the PS Vita. Good job that we haven’t seen a Final Fantasy game announced yet as it could have well suffered the same fate as Bioshock.

What are your thoughts on the fact that the game isn’t even in development yet? Are you still worried that Sony can’t attract the big name third-party games to the system any more?

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