Originally Posted by Zombie James
So Ken Levine wants to work on a new game with a smaller team, so the solution is to shut the company down and fire all but 15 people?
No, Take-Two told him he couldn't keep the studio going as is and offered him this as the only option to keep anyone on board, but obviously he's not going to say that publicly.
They didn't mention BioShock Infinite in their recent fiscal report. It's pretty obvious it was not up to expectations sales wise and they're unwilling to keep going with Irrational's cost structure and dev lengths.
There's no source for that; it's speculation on the poster's part.
"I am winding down Irrational Games as you know it. I’ll be starting a smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor at Take-Two. That is going to mean parting ways with all but about fifteen members of the Irrational team."
This has a source: Ken Levine himself.
I didn't mean to quote it as fact. Just someone's opinion on NeoGAF. One that put some different thought into the whole situation.
I feel like right now everyone is quick to judge Ken Levine and put the entire thing on him. But I'm having a hard time believing Take-Two has no part in this. They are the Publisher after all.