Oh, BioShock Vita Still Hasn't Even Entered Development
Posted by Sammy Barker
Not a particularly big shock
Do you remember BioShock Vita? The title was announced by series creator Ken Levine during Sony’s E3 2011 press conference, promising a unique take on Irrational Games’ seedy franchise. Sadly, the game still hasn’t even entered development, as publisher Take-Two and Sony are yet to sign a deal regarding the project.
"I've got my fingers crossed that that's going to happen because it's something I want to do, but until somebody starts signing the cheques, there's nothing I can do," Levine told IGN when asked about the title. "At the end of the day, I work for Take-Two and they need to be able to fund that development, and they need to make sure they have a deal in place that makes sense for them and makes sense for Sony."
The statement echoes comments that Levine made late last year, when he explained that the title’s fate was in the hands of “business people”. At this stage, we doubt that there's much chance of the game ever getting made. Vita sales aren’t strong enough to make the investment worthwhile for Take-Two, and BioShock isn’t a big enough franchise to warrant Sony’s full funding. Would you kindly forget that this ever existed?