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Bioshock PS Vita doubts after Irrational decision

We have some very surprising news to bring you now, and it’s not good reading we’re sad to say. Ken Levine has announced the sudden closure of Irrational Games, which puts the whole future of the popular Bioshock series in doubt.

If you were looking forward to seeing a Bioshock 2015 game on PS4 or Xbox One, that hope now looks to be dead and buried. Perhaps more worryingly though, it now casts a new doubt on whether Bioshock Infinite for the PS Vita will ever release.

The game is already thought to be in development, so with Irrational Games closing, we could see further delays to the game. Levine has said that the majority of staff for the studio will be laid off in the process, but 15 staff will still remain.

At the moment, there’s no guarantee that these 15 staff members will stay and finish up work on the Bioshock Infinite port for PS Vita without Levine’s guidance, but let’s hope we hear some good news soon.

As expected, fans have already shown their shock over the decision, with most immediately turning their thoughts to the missing PS Vita title – a game that we had high hopes on seeing towards the end of 2014.

Some however, remain optimistic that Bioshock will still release on Vita as planned, from Ken Levine and his ‘new team’:

What is your reaction to this, were you expecting to see Bioshock land on PS Vita this year? We’ll update you when we have fresh news on the situation.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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