You Didn't Really Want to Play BioShock Infinite This Year Anyway, Right?
Delayed for tacked on multiplayer with microtransactions and/or kinect integration. I'm calling it now.
Actually, I heard it was for online asynchronous multiplayer and crossplay with the Vita version (sold separately).
Seriously, Asynchronous multiplayer would be kind of crazy and awesome, especially with the phase shift/time shift stuff they are doing.
Surprisingly, I'm not mad or upset about this at all. To be honest I don't really care about Bioshock being delayed, even though I've watched every single trailer and teaser video and know it will be a decent game. Hmm, maybe my excitement for games has begun to die down.
Probably the only game I wanted to play this year. I am running into that wall where nothing exciting me at the moment, this is the first time in my life that E3 isn't exciting me, I am usually a bag of excitement at E3 time, but I am currently not hyped at all, hopefully that'll change. To be 100% honest, I am looking more forward to the E3 Bombcasts than E3 itself.
That's disappointing. I was looking forward to seeing it on the E3 videos this year. But, regardless, if it gives Ken Levine more time to make it wonderful then I can wait.
Oh, by the way, everyone, I don't believe the world is going to end this year. That's just a crazy Mayan legend or myth.
I really wouldn't care, but I have a feeling they have figured out some sort of multiplayer to add, and that is what the extra time is being used for.
I'm sure 2K is pushing for some mp and would be willing to extend an already very long dev cycle to allow implementation.
Jeff's been pointing out for a while now that seeing less of Bioshock could be a good thing because the pitch of the game has essentially already been made and well received.
Them skipping the convention shows and focusing entirely on development is a huge plus I think. Even if it is being used to work on multiplayer, it seems like a smart move. I don't see how them showing anymore of the game will do anymore good, either. I think by this point with what they've said, and showed, people who are in are sold on it already. People who are on the fence or not yet sold on it probably won't make a decision until after it's released anyway.
I dunno. Just seems like an appropriate decision given the change in circumstances with the release date being pushed back.
It sucks that it's getting pushed back but in the long run it will definitely be worth it. While it sucks that it won't come out for a while this isn't a game that's going to be pushed to the side. Extra time means that the game will most likely come out better.
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