Levine: BioShock Vita is “strange and surprising”

At E3 last month, Irrational Games boss Ken Levine stepped on stage at the Sony press conference to announce a BioShock game in development for PlayStation Vita. Speaking with IGN during a recent interview, he teased the new BioShock, and confirmed that it’s not a BioShock 1 port.

“That’s a new game. That is going to be strange and surprising to people, in the same way. I think when we launched Infinite, people said, ‘Wait, what, what are you doing?’ I think we always want to surprise people. If I’m just saying, ‘Here’s BioShock 1 on Vita’… Let’s say we potentially do, you don’t need us to do that, somebody could make that happen if they wanted that to happen,” said Levine.

“For us, it’s like, ‘Hey, here’s this weird experiment you want to do.’ Experiments always carry risks, though. That’s been the experience of working on BioShock Infinite. And working on BioShock. People saying, ‘This is weird, risky, I don’t understand.’ I’m fortunate that I get to do things that are risky, my team gets to do things that are risky.”

BioShock Vita has not yet been dated.

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