The Studio behind the awesome Bioshock titles is shutting down according to Ken Levine the creator of the smash hit game.
In a blog post at the developerâ€™s webpage, director Ken Levine explains the reasons for the closure.
â€œWhile Iâ€™m deeply proud of what weâ€™ve accomplished together, my passion has turned to making a different kind of game than weâ€™ve done before,â€ Levine writes. â€œTo meet the challenge ahead, I need to refocus my energy on a smaller team with a flatter structure and a more direct relationship with gamers. In many ways, it will be a return to how we started: a small team making games for the core gaming audience.â€
But Levine isnâ€™t leaving Take-Two, the owner of publisher 2K Games of which Irrational is a subsidiary. Heâ€™s moving on to â€œa smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavorâ€ at the company, with just fifteen of the former Irrational Games staff on-board.
The new studio will focus on â€œnarrative-driven games for the core gamer that are highly replayableâ€ all of which will be solely digitally distributed. Levine notes that he initially considered leaving Take-Two altogether and pursuing a start-up, but that the publisher convinced him to incubate his new project in-house. Thatâ€™s not surprising given the success and acclaim associated with Levineâ€™s IP.
Its a sad day , Bioshock was an awesome game.