It sounds like BioShock Vita isn’t happening

Tuesday, 8th July 2014 05:12 GMT By Brenna Hillier

BioShock may not make the jump to Vita after all.


A BioShock game for Vita was announced at E3 2011, but we heard nothing concrete about the project after that. At the end of 2012, Irrational Games boss and BioShock creator Ken Levine said the project was on hold until 2K and Sony worked out the details, and this situation was unchanged by July 2013.

We finally have an update, but it’s not good news. Discussing the project in a series of recent tweets, Levine made it sound like there’s little hope.

Levine offered a tantalising glimpse into his vision for the shelved spin-off, confirming earlier comments that the Vita release would have been an entirely new experience, not a port of BioShock Infinite.

It’s sad that the companies haven’t been able to reach an agreement, as they’ve since worked together on Borderlands 2 for Vita, but we can’t say this comes as much of a surprise, really – especially as Irrational Games was dismantled earlier this year.

It’s worth remembering that 2K owns the BioShock property, though – the publisher may put another team on the project. On that note, Levine expressed his hope that BioShock Infinite will be brought to next-gen systems.

Thanks, Siliconera.



  1. spoffle

    It’s about time VG247 staff stop referring to the PS4 and Xbox One as “next generation”. They are the current generation, and have been for the best part of a year.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. Dragon

    And a single solitary tear was shed…

    #2 6 months ago
  3. Legendaryboss

    Thats one system seller officially down for the count, even though it was never existed like Agent.

    Considering how things are it would have bombed.

    #3 6 months ago
  4. dazedonthemoon

    We get it, you don’t like the Vita. Move on plz

    #4 6 months ago
  5. thegrimmling

    Well bummer.

    My Vita is happy with indie titles anyways.

    #5 6 months ago

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