Ken Levine announced that Irrational Games, the developers behind Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite, is being dissolved on the company’s website today. The following is an excerpt of what was posted on their site:
“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. 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.”
Out of the whole studio, only 15 people will be kept for Levine’s new endeavor: a smaller, more entrepreneurial team within Take-Two. Levine stated that he wished to make more narrative driven games that are highly repayable and to have a more direct relationship with gamers.
Seeing studios shut down is never a fun subject, but we here at Gamer Horizon hope that there’s a bright future for the rest of the people affected by this closure.