Monday, July 13, 2009

Economic downturn hits Rapture! BIOSHOCK 2 delayed!

Not even the sub-Atlantic metropolis of Rapture is safe from the global financial meltdown. In a move that would certainly have Andrew Ryan spinning in his grave had he been given a proper burial, Take-Two Interactive is delaying the release of its much-anticipated BioShock 2, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed 2007 first-person shooter that challenged players' morality as much as it did their aim.

The cause for pushing back the release? To give BioShock 2 more development time and because the retail environment for the near future is being forecast as bleak. The game is now said to be coming out in "fiscal 2010"... which could mean anything. Take-Two's stock dropped a dollar and a half following the news.

Bummer. BioShock 2 was the video game that I was most looking forward to. But I guess in the meantime I'll have to make do with playing the original BioShock again, along with Ghostbusters: The Game (which a lot of people are telling me is very good) and Batman: Arkham Asylum later this summer.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

never palyed the first one but it looked awsome i bet this one will be same

AfterShock said...

You MUST look into Ghostbusters! I have been thoroughly enjoying it through the couple of hours I've been able to spend with it.

If you are anything of a fan of the original movies, YOU NEED TO AT LEAST RENT THIS GAME! :)

The script was penned by none other than Harold Ramis and Dan Akroyd and they managed to get the cast back together to do the voices! It makes for an excellent time!