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Irrational Departures

Two members of the BioShock Infinite team have left developer Irrational Games, reports Gamasutra, where they say Tim Gerritsen, director of product development, and art director Nate Wells have both announced their departures. Ken Levine follows this with a tweet saying: "Scott Sinclair, art director of Bio1, back in the art director's chair for Infinite to bring it home. Can't wait to show you what's cooking." In reporting this, Kotaku notes: "Kotaku has heard that development on BioShock Infinite has hit choppy waters," though they don't clarify what that means.

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15. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 9, 2012, 17:27 Mangrove
 
Nate Wells played Keeper Artemus in the Thief games. The character that scrapes Garrett up off the streets and trains him up.  
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14. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 9, 2012, 15:07 eRe4s3r
 
Haha  
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13. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 9, 2012, 12:30 Jerykk
 
Hey now, there ain't nothin' wrong with dressing up like a little girl and prancing around on a Friday night...

Oh wait, you're talking about Bioshock, aren't you?
 
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12. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 9, 2012, 09:44 eRe4s3r
 
Seems fun to me ^^ Not much different from Bioshock 1 or 2, I'd rather babysit a real character than 40 resource spenders dressed as little girls through the same routine over and over.  
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11. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 9, 2012, 09:35 wtf_man
 
I guess I need to clarify why my interest in Bioshock is practically non-existent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEBwKO4RFOU

Does constantly saving / escorting / interacting with that girl seem fun to you?
And the whining that she does, OMG, that would grate on my nerves.

You are not a hero... you are a babysitter with guns.

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10. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 9, 2012, 08:27 eRe4s3r
 
That's exactly it, you don't need an art director or a director for product development (is that even a legitimate job?) for polish at this stage, art should be done (if it isn't, they wasted 4 years!)  
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9. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 9, 2012, 06:09 Prez
 
What game nowadays, with their 4+ years development time, massive budgets, and crazy big design teams doesn't hit "choppy waters" at some point in development? Such ambiguity is beyond meaningless. Maybe the dudes who left didn't like the design decisions being made, maybe they were asses and got canned, or maybe they decided to become Albanian missionaries. Who knows? Who cares?

Other than both looking spectacular in previews, I have no opinion about whether Bioshock Infinite or Dishonored are going to be awesome or terrible. How can any of us know if either are great, shitty, or anything in between? If neither suck completely, I end up with both I'm sure. I'll make a judgement about which is better after playing them.
 
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8. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 9, 2012, 00:47 Parias
 
wtf_man wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 21:21:
I have way more interest in Dishonored than Bioshock Infinite.

Something about constantly having to save/escort that girl seems utterly annoying.

Dishonored definitely looks great, but I'm going to play and enjoy both. I guess I'm one of the few who really enjoyed those sorts of portions of HL2: Episode 1 / 2 - I thought they were really well done, and I hope BS: Infinite pulls off this sort of thing just as well.
 
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7. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 9, 2012, 00:26 StingingVelvet
 
wtf_man wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 21:21:
I have way more interest in Dishonored than Bioshock Infinite.

Same, but no need to choose really. I am excited for both.

BioShock is one of my favorite games, mixing my top gaming desires all into one lovely mixture: story, immersion, unique location, exploration, shooting.

If it only had stealth and better RPG mechanics it would have been perfect. Oh, hey there Dishonored!
 
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6. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 8, 2012, 22:17 nin
 
wtf_man wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 21:21:
I have way more interest in Dishonored than Bioshock Infinite.

Something about constantly having to save/escort that girl seems utterly annoying.


I'd pretty much ignored Dishonored until the last month or so, but I have to admit, it's looking good. I hope it plays well...

 
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5. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 8, 2012, 21:36 jacobvandy
 
And aren't they just in an extended polish stage now anyway? Used to be scheduled for release in October, wasn't it? Then they decided to delay it by six months or so to make it even better. As long as they don't pull a Blizzard and decide to change some major stuff in the next month or two, I don't see how senior devs leaving raises any red flags at all. If I had to guess, they probably just recently hit feature-complete/beta status and so these guys were free to go as they please. I mean, it may be as big a deal as any other developer leaving a long-time studio, but I don't think it says anything about the game itself, good or bad.  
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4. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 8, 2012, 21:32 theyarecomingforyou
 
wtf_man wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 21:21:
I have way more interest in Dishonored than Bioshock Infinite.
I'm interested in both of them but I'm slightly concerned they may both under deliver. I'm much more interested in Borderlands 2 and Far Cry 3.
 
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3. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 8, 2012, 21:21 wtf_man
 
I have way more interest in Dishonored than Bioshock Infinite.

Something about constantly having to save/escort that girl seems utterly annoying.
 
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2. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 8, 2012, 20:43 Parallax Abstraction
 
PropheT wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 20:38:
I think it just means that Kotaku wants to generate more hits.

Yep, Kotaku being Kotaku. People switch jobs, it happens and this late in the project, it's easier for people in senior positions like theirs to move on without derailing things as the foundation's already been laid.
 
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1. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 8, 2012, 20:38 PropheT
 
I think it just means that Kotaku wants to generate more hits.  
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