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Snakeoil
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BioShock Studio Irrational Games Is Shutting Down

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Irrational Games, the studio that makes BioShock, is shutting down. BioShock creator Ken Levine said today that he plans to move on to smaller, narrative-heavy games that will be released digitally.

Damn, I thought Bioshock series was doing good. I'm betting EA buys it, then destroys it.
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Mike
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What is wrong with people as of late?

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I make ultra successful stuff. OMG SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING BAD ON THE INTERNETS. I'M SHUTTING DOWN. Going to go make other little stupid failure games that no one cares about!

Next we'll hear DayZ people are quitting to go make Pong remakes for Windows 8 Mobile.
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me1212

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said by Snakeoil:

narrative-heavy games

Nooooooooooooo...


Jehu
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As much as I love the Bioshock series, I think Infinite was the place to end it. Any more would be meh. Levine obviously feels hindered by the need to make combat heavy games, which is what the current market demands.

Makes sense to break up the party and focus on other genres he's interested in. I think he's a very talented and creative guy and look forward to what he produces next.


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said by Snakeoil:

Damn, I thought Bioshock series was doing good.

I think the idea is that you close it on a high note, before it becomes a parody of itself.... look no further than True Blood and Dexter if you want examples of projects that went on for way too long.
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The Flash
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Sucks for people getting laid off, should have sold it off or something then start a new company.


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I think Ken Levine wants to get more into the The Walking Dead series of game development and capture a bite of their extreme popularity as of late. Not necessarily a bad thing-- at the moment-- but I wouldn't close down a relatively successful, big name studio to chase after what is likely just a fad.


Mike
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