2K Games’ very popular Bioshock series is about to emerge from the murky depths and go soaring into
the heavens. Yes, that’s right: when Bioshock Infinite hits shelves next year, the player will no longer be exploring the sunken city of Rapture. Rather, they will be transported to a city in the clouds, the floating city of Columbia.
Set in 1912, Bioshock Infinite will see the player take on the role of an ex-Pinkerton agent searching
for a young woman imprisoned in the lost city of Columbia.
“In order to explore the floating city of Columbia, we needed an entirely new engine,” said Irrational
Games creative director Ted Levine. “To bring Elizabeth to life, we had to build brand-new animation
and AI systems. To create wide-ranging indoor and outdoor firefights at 30,000 feet, we had to
rethink, rebuild and expand the BioShock arsenal. The only thing gamers can be certain of is this: the rules of the BioShock universe are about to change.”
It all sounds rather thrilling, and seeing the franchise move from its previous location to an all new setting is great news. There’s nothing wrong with Rapture as a location, but keeping Bioshock fresh will make this new instalment that much more exciting.
Bioshock Infinite Release Date: 2012
Platforms: PC, PS3, X360