Anders Norén

Bioshock Studio Irrational Games is Shutting Down

Jason Schreier for Kotaku:

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.

Levine, who ran Irrational, announced the news on the Irrational Games website today, noting that he’ll be starting “a smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor at Take-Two” and laying off all but 15 people.

Terrible news. I haven’t played BioShock Infinite yet, but BioShock is one of my favorite games from the previous generation. I still play it every other year. The only upside to the news is that Ken Levine hasn’t gotten out of the games industry completely, which was my first thought when I saw the headlines.