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BioShock on the Vita is probably never happening

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Way back before BioShock Infinite was even out, Ken Levine climbed on stage at E3 in 2011, to announce that BioShock was headed to the PlayStation Vita. 3 years on, and it looks like it’s never going to happen. Worse…it sounds like it could have been pretty damned amazing.

It’s all come down to Sony and 2K not being able to finalise a deal. Ken Levine got a little chatty on Twitter, spilling a few details on the ill-fated game.

If Levine had his way, it would end up as a turn-based game, along the lines of Final Fantasy Tactics or XCOM. I’m not entirely sure how it would work exactly, but a pre-fall Rapture turn-based strategy game sounds pretty awesome to me. It’d be miles better than a straight up port of Infinite, at least,

As of now, don’t expect BioShock to ever grace the Vita, as a port, a turn-based game or anything else really. It’s hardly surprising, with Irrational Games being closed, and Sony’s very near abandonment of the Vita as a games platform. 2K owns the Bioshock property, so it may yet happen. I wouldn’t hold my breath though.

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Last Updated: July 8, 2014

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  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 8, 2014 at 09:32

    I’d play that game, but not on a… erm… what is that?


  2. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    July 8, 2014 at 09:34

    10/10 would play

    0/10 would not buy Vita


    • LogicIsNotYourStrongPoint

      July 8, 2014 at 10:27

      Surely you mean 0/10 would buy Vita?


      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        July 8, 2014 at 11:21

        darnit… yes…


  3. Umar Reborn XIV

    July 8, 2014 at 09:49

    Just chuffed he mentioned FF Tactics.
    one of the best games in the series


    • Hammersteyn

      July 8, 2014 at 09:50

      Everything FF related was good before Lightning it seems. Nostalgia is strong this morning


      • Umar Reborn XIV

        July 8, 2014 at 09:51

        Lol Despite my love-hate relationship with 13 and SE, FF XIV restored a HUGE amount of faith in them


    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      July 8, 2014 at 10:18

      I love FF Tactics..and I generally despise FF anything.


      • Umar Reborn XIV

        July 8, 2014 at 10:26

        Hehe, yeah, the amount of depth in that game is still overwhelming (Story and gameplay)


  4. Hammersteyn

    July 8, 2014 at 09:49

    It’s demoralizing owning a Vita and reading such news, Sony has their reasons I guess


  5. FoxOneZA

    July 8, 2014 at 10:29

    The Vita is just not happening.


  6. HisDivineOrder

    July 8, 2014 at 11:53

    He should have it made for tablets and smartphones instead.

    Don’t really need a Vita to do what he’s describing.


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