In an extensive interview with IGN, Ken Levine of Irrational Studios went into great depth about what BioShock Infinite will be. After this year’s E3, it may be the most anticipated title for many gamers out there. That said, many gamers also eagerly await to hear more about the future of Wii U, as Nintendo has already announced EA’s support and titles like Batman: Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed and Ghost Recon.
However, it seems that BioShock may not be one of this newly supported third-party releases. When asked about future platforms, Levine seemed to be quite hopeful in his speculation for the platforms BioShock may find itself. He states that he’d like to see BioShock on many platforms, like the Kinect, if there is a way to do it organically and in a way that doesn’t “require more work or labor, or feels less organic or gimmicky.” When asked about Wii U, he had this to say:
“Just to be clear, there are no plans. I’m not saying it can’t happen, but we have no plans to do any games for that platform”
Ken then goes on to imply that motion games and the like are not what intrigues him about Nintendo’s new platform. What does excite him, however, is the idea of not having to make sacrifices and being able to game when convenient.
“There are some things, as a core gamer, as a guy who likes lying in bed playing… I’ve always had to sacrifice that core gaming experience when I lie in bed playing games. We’re now getting to a place with Vita and what Nintendo’s doing where that’s not necessarily going to be the case, where you can play full-on hardcore games in bed with the lights out while your wife’s asleep.”
Many gamers were excited to hear that BioShock would make its way to PlayStation Vita, and with its own story to boot, but it may be a while before Nintendo finds a home for this beloved franchise. It’s worth note that Levine also didn’t discredit that it may come to the Wii U, either.