Ken Levine Talks the Bioshock Vita Game that Never Was
You might recall many years ago when Bioshock creator Ken Levine spoke about a potential Bioshock title for the Vita back during E3 2011. Levine has now unveiled just what the Bioshock game that never was would have looked like had it made its way to Sony’s handheld.
Through an exchange on Twitter, Levine revealed that Bioshock Vita would have been a “Final Fantasy Tactics style thing set in pre-fall Rapture … something that would work well on the Vita and not be a compromise in any way. Also, as some know, I’m a turn-based whore.”
As for why the game never came to be, Levine cited Bioshock publisher 2K and Sony’s inability to come to an agreement about the game as a reason that Vita owners never went down to Rapture.
“2K and Sony couldn’t put a deal together when I last checked. They seemed way more optimistic about this back in 2011”
Bioshock developer Irrational Games was shut down earlier this year, but that hasn’t stopped publisher 2K from claiming that the series still has a bright future ahead of it. 2K has stated that there is “more to come” from the Bioshock franchise, and that future installments in the series will be handled by 2K Marin.