Irrational Games, the studio that makes BioShock has officially announced the shut of it’s doors. BioShock creator Ken Levine said today that he plans to move on to smaller, narrative-heavy games that will be released digitally.
Levine, who ran Irrational, announced the news on the Irrational Games website today, offering up information that he’ll be starting “a smaller endeavor at Take-Two” and laying off all but 15 people.
“While I’m deeply proud of what we’ve accomplished together, my passion has turned to making a different kind of game than we’ve done before,” Levine wrote. “To meet the challenge ahead, I need to refocus my energy on a smaller team with a flatter structure and a more direct relationship with gamers. In many ways, it will be a return to how we started: a small team making games for the core gaming audience.”
Irrational’s final project will be part 2 of the BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea downloadable content,which is out next month.
This is deeply saddening news.