Multiplayer will not be coming to Bioshock Infinite
If you were one of the few looking forward to multiplayer in Bioshock Infinite I got some bad news for you. BioShock Infinite will not include a multiplayer portion, series creator Ken Levine has confirmed. Levine last night revealed the lack of multiplayer while responding to a fan query on Twitter.
Developer Irrational Games was known to have been working on several multiplayer modes earlier this year. Levine announced in August that at least two of these had been cut.
Irrational had been working on a Spec Ops mode, which allowed four players to blast through levels from the single-player campaign. A tower defense-style mode was also cut. It had shrunken players battling enemy toys in a steampunk arcade machine.
What do you think. Were you looking forward to this or do you think the game is better off. Let us know in the comments below.
Rob Fergusson leaves Epic to help finish BioShock Infinite
Former Epic Games director of production Rod Fergusson has joined Irrational Games. Fergusson himself confirmed the news on Twitter, writing “Yes it’s true, I’m leaving my family at Epic to join my new family at Irrational in Boston starting tomorrow. And yes I’ve played BioShock Infinite and it’s amazing! Can’t wait for you guys to get your hands on it.”
While Fergusson’s formal title hasn’t been revealed, he’s presumably replacing director of product development Tim Gerritsen who departed yesterday. Gerritsen’s responsibilities included “overseeing the product development division of the company,” reporting progress to corporate, negotiating contracts, hiring and recruitment.
Meanwhile, reports from Kotaku suggest that two multiplayer modes originally planned for Bioshock Infinite have been canceled, including one that involved fighting waves of toys inside of an arcade machine, and another that offered a co-op option for completing missions. News of both comes from sources allegedly within Irrational, though creative director Ken Levine simply commented “As I’ve always said we are experimenting with things, and only if they are good enough will we put them in the game” when asked.
Bioshock Infinite Coming in 2012
Your Journey to the floating city of Columbia will begin on October 16th 2012 in the US or October 19th International. Bioshock Infinite is the highly anticipated third installment of the BioShock series and while its not a direct sequel it still has fans drooling. Ken Levine, creative director at Irrational Games had this to say about the upcoming blockbuster: “BioShock Infinite has been our sole focus for the last four years, and we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on it.”