Levine on BioShock Rapture return: “Never say never”

By Johnny Cullen, Wednesday, 25 August 2010 13:29 GMT

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Columbia is high in the sky. Rapture is at the bottom of the sea. Ken Levine might be in the clouds with Infinite, but is a return to Rapture on the cards? As the man says, “Never say never”.

The Irrational boss told CVG in Cologne last week that although he had told the story of Rapture as far as he was concerned, he wouldn’t rule out a return.

“Leaving Rapture was very, very personally difficult for me,” said Levine.

“It was very difficult. It was my whole life. I don’t have kids; it’s like my child. I feel that connection to Andrew Ryan, Sander Cohen – a sick group of people to feel a connection to, but I do.

“I just felt that we had said all we needed to say about it… at the time. I mean, never say never. But right now that’s how we feel about it.”

So, we may have a Levine-made Rapture sequel. Cool. Just one condition.

“Yeah. I mean, life’s a long time. But I’d have to have an idea that drove that. I’d have to spring from the idea,” he said when asked if he couldĀ foreseeĀ himself telling another Rapture story.

No one said it was going to be that simple.

BioShock Infinite – with its “Handyman” – releases in 2012 for PS3, 360 and PC.

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