Following the closure of BioShock Studio Irrational Games, ex-studio co-founder Ken Levine has spoken out on Twitter about the possibilities of a BioShock game appearing on the PS Vita. Though there’s a slim chance of that happening now, y’know.. due to the studio closing.. this hasn’t stopped Levine revealed details of what could have been.
If you were expecting BioShock on the Vita to be a low-quality port of the console versions, think again, as the Vita version was going to be a turn-based action title similar to Final Fantasy Tactics. Unfortunately the game never gained any traction, Levine revealed, due to Sony and 2K struggling to make a deal over the game.
“on the Vita game: 2k and sony couldn’t put a deal together when I last checked. They seemed way more optimistic about this back in 2011,” Levine revealed via Twitter. “Wish I could do it myself, but lawyers and all that. I still love my vita,” he continued in a follow-up Tweet.
This spurred on questions from the gaming community asking what type of game we could have expected if the project actually lifted off of the ground, “I was thinking a Final Fantasy Tactics style thing set in pre-fall Rapture,” answered Levine. “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.”
BioShock for the Vita was revealed as early as 2011 at E3 to never be seen again. With so much time passing between then and now and with the studio’s closure, even though 2K have said that they’ll be continuing to bring out BioShock games with a different another studio, it seems pretty unlikely that it’ll be the turn-based Vita game we’re all now hoping for.