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Irrational Games offers closure on Bioshock

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All the feels.

Though it was easily my most disappointing game last year, I still liked Bioshock Infinite. It told a cool story, had a fantastic setting and interesting characters; I just wish the actual gameplay hadn’t devolved in to being a pure shooter. Far more disappointing is the knowledge that its developer Irrational Games has effectively been closed.

Their last release will be the second bit of the Burial at Sea DLC for Bioshock Infinite, which aptly comes full circle and goes back to the undersea dystopia of Rapture. In this little Q7A, the exiting staff remember their proudest moments. Watch the game’s animators, artists and writers discussing their favourite parts of the DLC. It’s pretty sad stuff, and is part of the #Irrationaljobs movement to help find all of the displaced staff new employment.

Warning: There may be a spoiler or two.

Burial at Sea Episode 2 is coming on 25th March, and ties up loose ends from the last DLC, along with some remaining threads from the very first Bioshock.

Cheers, Irrational Games. I very much doubt that it’s the last we’ll see of Bioshock or its universes – I just have to wonder how good they’ll actually be.

Last Updated: March 11, 2014

67 Comments

  1. Daniel Keevy

    March 11, 2014 at 13:37

    Oh those feels! :'(

    Reply

  2. Rock789

    March 11, 2014 at 13:38

    **panning shot of a small wooden dock with Rock789 standing on it, sadly waving goodbye as the camera slowly makes it’s way out to sea**

    Irrational Games – you guys rock! Thanks for all the awesome memories over the many years you’ve produced phenomenal gaming experiences. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors and hoping you all find a new job you’re both happy with and can grow in. All the very best!

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 11, 2014 at 13:45

      *a sharp-eyed viewer notices a gloved hand reaching onto the dock behind Rock789*

      Reply

      • Rock789

        March 11, 2014 at 13:51

        That better not be a surgical glove! o_O

        Reply

      • Mossel

        March 11, 2014 at 13:53

        O_O

        Reply

    • RinceIsIngwer

      March 11, 2014 at 13:52

      They gave some awesome games man, really.

      Reply

  3. Kensei Seraph

    March 11, 2014 at 13:40

    Does this my idea for the next Bioshock game will never be realized?
    Unless… anyone know who currently owns the licenses for Bioshock?

    Reply

    • RinceIsIngwer

      March 11, 2014 at 13:40

      I’ve got some spare change lying about?

      Reply

  4. Mossel

    March 11, 2014 at 13:54

    Damn can’t wait for Burial at Sea pt 2. Apparently it is 6 hours long! So that sounds pretty decent.

    Reply

    • Kromas

      March 11, 2014 at 14:07

      Can’t really talk about all the cool things I am expecting without a massive spoiler alert.

      Reply

  5. General JJ the Fett

    March 11, 2014 at 13:55

    I’m playing Infinite now and I’m actually enjoying it a lot.

    Reply

    • RinceIsIngwer

      March 11, 2014 at 13:56

      I loved the game. Yes, heavy on the action, but brilliant story. Will mess with your mind 🙂

      Reply

      • General JJ the Fett

        March 11, 2014 at 13:58

        It’s been a while since I’ve been this into a single player FPS in a while. Had a software issue with my pc yesterday or I’d be finished with the game already.

        Reply

        • RinceIsIngwer

          March 11, 2014 at 14:00

          PC Master Software Issue Race? *RUNS

          Reply

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 11, 2014 at 14:01

            I know. I know.
            Graphics driver shite. Getting tired of Nvidia’s crap. PC is due for a format anyway. Love giving the thing a fresh start every year or so.

          • RinceIsIngwer

            March 11, 2014 at 14:03

            You will absolutely love the ending bro. Wish I could forget the end, and play it again!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 11, 2014 at 14:05

            Now you have me seriously curious.
            If I still have my software issue tonight I’m formatting. HAVE to finish that game this week. Luckily Steam makes game saves one fewer thing to worry about.

          • Kromas

            March 11, 2014 at 14:05

            Tired of NVidia’s crap? Switch to AMD. I have and I am quite happy. Just never expect BF4 to work properly.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 11, 2014 at 14:07

            If the AMD makes no EA game work it really wouldn’t bother me, so that’s fine. Really want to switch to AMD on my next upgrade, but the card is only a year old and still running most games on high. So it’s not time yet.

          • FoxOneZA

            March 11, 2014 at 14:12

            I’m in the same predicament. AMD cards are cheaper than Nvidia cards locally. I’m waiting for the AMD DX12 refresh line-up until then.

          • FoxOneZA

            March 11, 2014 at 14:10

            Do a clean install with the Nvidia driver setup.

            I run CCLEANER once a month and touch wood, my PC runs like new everytime.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 11, 2014 at 14:13

            Thanks. Doing this the moment I get home.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 11, 2014 at 14:15

            That’s one thing I miss about my very first PC. Any crap, just fdisk & reinstall. Only took a few minutes to reload everything. Now it’s such a pain in the ass.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 11, 2014 at 14:17

            It does take quite a while these days, I must admit, but it feels so good afterwards.

    • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

      March 11, 2014 at 14:01

      Fantastic story. gameplay is a bit meh, but still an amazing game

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        March 12, 2014 at 07:48

        Booker! here’s some ammo. At least you don’t have to babysit.

        Reply

    • Mossel

      March 11, 2014 at 14:11

      You say that like you are surprised! That game was fantastic!! And you know what? I loved the combat as well, just a good ol’ shooter with some extra elements and a brilliant story and setting.

      Reply

      • General JJ the Fett

        March 11, 2014 at 14:12

        It’s just that a lot of people say it’s not great and I’m loving it.

        Reply

        • Mossel

          March 11, 2014 at 14:15

          It was the first game in forever that I just HAD to play again directly after finishing it! I really needed to get that 1999 mode achievement! lol

          Reply

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 11, 2014 at 14:18

            I’m doing very well at knocking off games from my backlog list, but re-plays are messing it up. Have gone through 70% of the games in my Steam library already. Though the crap ones I didn’t finish.

          • Mossel

            March 11, 2014 at 14:23

            Well done! Those were the days when Bioshock was the only game in my steam library. And then I discovered the specials… I’m kinda stuck with civ5 at the moment. But after that I’m gonna try and finish Outlast and Dark Souls. My problem is I still have games like Dragon Age, Witcher 1 and Fallout:NV on my backlog. Those are all games that take about 50hours to finnish. More like 100 hours if done properly.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 11, 2014 at 14:24

            Fallout NV is worth every hour. Feels a bit old at times, but it’s really great. I’ve replayed that one quite a few times.
            Next on my list is STALKER Call Of Pripyat with the Misery mod.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 11, 2014 at 14:46

            I’ve finally gotten around to Metro 2033. It has a very Stalker feel to it, even has anomalies.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 07:08

            I actually read the book before I got into the game, was cool to see how they pulled off certain monsters and moments. The game definitely got the feel of the book right.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 08:10

            I’ve read Roadside Picnic, which the Stalker games are based on. It’s really good.

    • Hammersteyn

      March 12, 2014 at 07:47

      It’s good, really good

      Reply

  6. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 11, 2014 at 14:00

    God that cat is so cute

    Reply

    • Mossel

      March 11, 2014 at 14:13

      Scottish fold. That’s the breed of the cat! Google it and be amazed at the cuteness!

      Reply

      • General JJ the Fett

        March 11, 2014 at 14:22

        O_O
        Munchkins are the best.

        Reply

        • Mossel

          March 11, 2014 at 14:24

          Those are like feline sausage dogs! Didn’t even know they existed!

          Reply

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 11, 2014 at 14:25

            Knew someone with two. So damn cool. If my dog wasn’t a complete merciless monster (whom I love very much) I’d get one.

        • Brady miaau

          March 11, 2014 at 14:26

          Hmm, not for me, but very, very cool.

          I used to own a Silver (fawn) Somali cat, essentially a long haired Abyssinian. They are also awesome, but WOW they have energy that needs to be burnt off

          Reply

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 11, 2014 at 14:27

            Haha. Man. I seriously wish I could get a cat.

          • Brady miaau

            March 11, 2014 at 14:42

            I LOVE cats. I have had, over the years, several pedigree cats.

            Not exactly cheap sometimes, but well worth it.

            I cannot wait for my daughter to be old enough to go and interact with Norwegian Forest cat kittens and we can get one for her. Or perhaps not such a big breed, who knows? (I want the Forest Cat, so perhaps should not project) Or another Siamese, that can grow up with her. Damn clever, those cats.

          • Spathi

            March 11, 2014 at 15:50

            Get one! You don’t have to get a pedigree. We have two street cats that were looking for a home. They are low maintenance and space isn’t a problem. All they need is love!

            They provide us with hours of entertainment, except when they bring live you presents at 3am…

          • Brady miaau

            March 11, 2014 at 16:16

            yip, just get a cat. Period! They are all cool

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 07:12

            I have a dog that unfortunately is not too fond of cats. Was a rescue dog, so she’s pretty much my fuzzy daughter.

      • Brady miaau

        March 11, 2014 at 14:24

        I own one, look at my Avatar. I love them to bits.

        Avatar is my cat in the Buddah position, something the breed tends to do

        Only two breeders I know have them in SA, awesome cats

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        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          March 11, 2014 at 14:43

          I love Scottish folds. I want one, with all my heart.

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          • Brady miaau

            March 11, 2014 at 14:46

            Well, get a cat magazine and look up the two breeders, one in Cape Town and one in Randburg. We should not really discuss price, as the breeders set that, but I paid over R4k for my last one, about two years ago. My wife and I had a limit with cats we bought, never over R7k.

            They are a very peaceful breed, calm and relaxed about life in general. My first one (sadly no longer with us) was so “timid” she played with the shadow of the rope, while the Somali played with the actual rope. And caught tennis balls thrown at him. The Fold was perfectly happy chasing the shadows.

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 11, 2014 at 14:46

            7!!!!?????

          • Brady miaau

            March 11, 2014 at 14:51

            Look up pedigree dog prices and then talk!

            I do not mean in the Junk Mail and stuff. I mean through registered breeders, that belong to the various associations and follow standards of breeding. For example, A Scottish Fold is a genetic mutation, naturally occuring. You can seriously stuff them up, half the kittens lame and so forth if you breed them “wrong” I will not buy cats through OLX or Junk Mail or whatever. Registered breeder, that can show me
            a) where the cats live and breed
            b) the mother
            c) paperwork on the parents, grandparents and stuff
            d) not more than one litter per year per Queen

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 11, 2014 at 14:52

            Dayum….But I see you’re really passionate about them 🙂

          • Brady miaau

            March 11, 2014 at 15:26

            Indeed, but it does cost a bit more. We look at as getting family members in

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 11, 2014 at 14:51

            “never over PS4”

            There I fixed it for you.

          • Brady miaau

            March 11, 2014 at 14:51

            Brilliant!

    • Brady miaau

      March 11, 2014 at 14:40

      I think mine is cuter!

      Would do the cat show thing but for two reason,one being we have a baby

      Reply

      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        March 11, 2014 at 14:43

        Very cute!!!Here’s mine though I’m not sure of the breed lol Panda

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        • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

          March 11, 2014 at 14:44

          Whoa so many pictures…………….SORRY

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          • Brady miaau

            March 11, 2014 at 14:46

            an edit perhaps, to, you know, add the pictures?

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 11, 2014 at 14:47

            There are pictures?not showing?

          • Brady miaau

            March 11, 2014 at 14:52

            Ah, yes, must close and re-open windows.

            Very cute cat, love patch over the eye, very rakish. Sort of a mischievous looking cat

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 11, 2014 at 14:57

            Yeah very, but really sweet though. always creeping up to sleep on top of me

        • Hammersteyn

          March 12, 2014 at 07:47

          Two face! Where’s Batman?

          Reply

    • robert bromberger

      March 11, 2014 at 16:21

      It’s amazing how the top comment is about a cat and not about Irrational Games shutting down the Bioshock Team.

      Reply

      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        March 11, 2014 at 20:05

        Because cats rule the internet

        Reply

  7. oVg PAYNE

    March 11, 2014 at 15:43

    No need for the DLC, the game is in my top 5 of all time. No need for more milk.

    Reply

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