BioShock Infinite Announcement

Here's the official announcement for BioShock Infinite, the just-revealed upcoming installment in the first-person shooter series. The announcement comes with a few screenshots (and that CGI trailer for those having trouble viewing it on Irrational's website), reveals the BioShock Infinite Website is online, and includes word from Irrational's Ken Levine on the game's new technology: "In order to explore the floating city of Columbia, we needed an entirely new engine. To bring Elizabeth to life, we had to build brand-new animation and AI systems. To create wide-ranging indoor and outdoor firefights at 30,000 feet, we had to rethink, rebuild and expand the BioShock arsenal. The only thing gamers can be certain of is this: the rules of the BioShock universe are about to change." The game is actually set in 1912, a century before its planned 2012 release date, and here's word on the role the player assumes in the floating city of Columbia:
The player assumes the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the lost city to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. He develops a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. DeWitt must learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and amongst the clouds, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 19, 2010, 15:49
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement Aug 19, 2010, 15:49
Aug 19, 2010, 15:49
 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Aug 19, 2010, 11:13:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 21:54:
I am up for SpaceShock and DungeonShock followed by AlienShock and QuakeShock

Everything sounds better with shock!


My favorite ice cream is Rocky Shock!

I demand margarita-shock! NOW! Frozen! No salt!

We serve all our drinks from a fire hose sir. Grab your glass and stand on that there "X". Are you ready to be SHOCKINGLY refreshed?!
"Listen, Peter... with great horsepower comes... the sickest drifts..." - source
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 19, 2010, 11:13
nin
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement Aug 19, 2010, 11:13
Aug 19, 2010, 11:13
nin
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 21:54:
I am up for SpaceShock and DungeonShock followed by AlienShock and QuakeShock

Everything sounds better with shock!


My favorite ice cream is Rocky Shock!


I demand margarita-shock! NOW! Frozen! No salt!
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 19, 2010, 10:57
Kxmode
 
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement Aug 19, 2010, 10:57
Aug 19, 2010, 10:57
 Kxmode
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 21:54:
I am up for SpaceShock and DungeonShock followed by AlienShock and QuakeShock

Everything sounds better with shock!

My favorite ice cream is Rocky Shock!
"Listen, Peter... with great horsepower comes... the sickest drifts..." - source
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 18, 2010, 01:05
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement Aug 18, 2010, 01:05
Aug 18, 2010, 01:05
 
Shockalicious !
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 17, 2010, 22:04
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement Aug 17, 2010, 22:04
Aug 17, 2010, 22:04
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 17, 2010, 21:54:
I am up for SpaceShock and DungeonShock followed by AlienShock and QuakeShock

Everything sounds better with shock!

Shocking!
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 17, 2010, 21:54
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement Aug 17, 2010, 21:54
Aug 17, 2010, 21:54
 
I am up for SpaceShock and DungeonShock followed by AlienShock and QuakeShock

Everything sounds better with shock!
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 15, 2010, 00:23
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Aug 15, 2010, 00:23
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 13, 2010, 01:08:
... READ THESE ALL-CAPS WORDS I AM NOW SCREAMING AT YOU...

Easy, Beamer. Easy. Take a deep breath. Relax. We have an ignore button now.

Creston
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 13, 2010, 09:17
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement Aug 13, 2010, 09:17
Aug 13, 2010, 09:17
 
I prefer holding shift the entire time.
It makes me think the words will have an easier time penetrating thick skulls that somehow think "I'm afraid that sticking with the Bioshock universe will make a lesser game" means "OMG their're gunna ruin me bioshock! this iznt really bioshock!"
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Aug 13, 2010, 08:33
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Aug 13, 2010, 08:33
 
Oh Bob, you card.
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Aug 13, 2010, 05:05
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Aug 13, 2010, 04:53
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Aug 13, 2010, 04:53
 
Personally I think this is what they should have done with the sequel. They nailed the whole underwater thing with the original; next they need to do something different. This looks very stylised, yet still has a similar feel to the original.
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 13, 2010, 01:08
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement Aug 13, 2010, 01:08
Aug 13, 2010, 01:08
 
You're making a lot of assumptions about this game and what elements it's going to contain. Like a typical fanboy you're more concerned with maintaining the old of Rapture (e.g. Bioshock 1 & 2) than you are with what something new might bring.

HOLY GODDAMN CRAP I JUST SAID THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU THINK I SAID!

I DO NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT RAPTURE.
WHAT I GIVE A SHIT IS THAT, BY SHOEHORNING A GAME INTO THE UNIVERSE, THEY NEED TO MAKE SOME DECISIONS BASED SOLELY UPON WHAT RAPTURE WAS. THEY CANNOT ADD THINGS THAT DID NOT EXIST IN RAPTURE BECAUSE IT WOULD MAKE NO SENSE IN THE TIMELINE.

MY COMPLAINT IS NOTNOTNOTNOTNOT THAT THEY WILL RUIN THE TIMELINE. MY COMPLAINT IS NOT THAT THEY WILL RUIN BIOSHOCK.
MY COMPLAINT IS THAT THEY WILL RUIN THE NEW GAME BY ARTIFICIALLY CONFORMING TO THE OLD GAME.

I FAIL TO SEE HOW THIS IS A HARD CONCEPT TO GRASP.
IT WOULD ALSO MAKE ME AN ANTI-FANBOY, IF ANYTHING, AS MY CONCERN HAS ZILCH TO DO WITH BIOSHOCK, WHICH I KEEP REPEATING I HAVE LITTLE LOVE FOR, AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE NEW GAME.

STOP BEING DENSE AND READ THESE ALL-CAPS WORDS I AM NOW SCREAMING AT YOU IN HOPES THAT IT MAKES IT SINK IN.
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 12, 2010, 23:49
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement Aug 12, 2010, 23:49
Aug 12, 2010, 23:49
 
Meh. So it's basically Bioshock in the sky. While I enjoyed Bioshock, it was more of a one-time novelty. The sequel bored me to tears and Infinite looks like it may as well. I was hoping for something new and innovative, not just the same game in a different setting.
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 12, 2010, 23:12
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement Aug 12, 2010, 23:12
Aug 12, 2010, 23:12
 
Wow the game was just announced and already there's nerd rage over some trivial detail.

If anybody ever wonders why developers hardly ever go into forums or ask fans what they think of something, there ya go.

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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 12, 2010, 22:21
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Aug 12, 2010, 22:21
 Kxmode
 
bigspender wrote on Aug 12, 2010, 18:16:
PS - WHERE IS MY SYSTEM SHOCK 2 GRAPHICS UPGRADE

LOUD NOISES!
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Aug 12, 2010, 22:07
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement Aug 12, 2010, 22:07
Aug 12, 2010, 22:07
 
Yes yes quicksilver, everyone who disagrees with you is a fanboy, we get it. Well done chap. For the record Bioshock was a very divisive game, not some big game that had a fanboy following like MW2. It's also amusing that you criticize others for making assumptions when you're doing the exact same thing on the opposite side of the spectrum.

Skyshock is a terrible name by the way. I'd oppose it just on the principle that it sounds like a third grader came up with it

This is a stand-alone story, in a whole new location with no connection to Andrew Ryan or Rapture. Like System Shock and Bioshock, they will share similar gameplay mechanics and themes but this is not a prequel, so you can kindly stfu with your nerd rage.

You're actually raging out pretty hard ITT man. And all that comment proves is that it shouldn't share the Bioshock name, you quite literally just said so yourself
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 12, 2010, 21:53
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement Aug 12, 2010, 21:53
Aug 12, 2010, 21:53
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 12, 2010, 19:31:
You're still dense.

The problem isn't the name, it's the baggage that comes with the name.


Hey, what if you create an awesome scifi universe. Then, to make it sell better, someone decides to make it Star Wars. The problem I'd have isn't that it's a disservice to Star Wars, it's that in order to shoehorn it into Star Wars you'd need to make compromises, undoubtedly negative ones, to the original IP. Otherwise it doesn't fit. You're intentionally lessening the new IP so that it fits better and sells beter.

It's like you lack the ability to think out the consequences here, and to distinguish it from those that whine about a game doing a disservice to a title.

You're making a lot of assumptions about this game and what elements it's going to contain. Like a typical fanboy you're more concerned with maintaining the old of Rapture (e.g. Bioshock 1 & 2) than you are with what something new might bring.

Like I said before, if this was called SkyShock you wouldn't care. It's like complaining about Bioshock because it takes place in the 1960's in an underwater city instead of on the Von Braun in the 22nd century. Ken Levine himself has said this game has no narrative connection to Bioshock. There is no connection to the first two games.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38679186/ns/technology_and_science-games/

This is a stand-alone story, in a whole new location with no connection to Andrew Ryan or Rapture. Like System Shock and Bioshock, they will share similar gameplay mechanics and themes but this is not a prequel, so you can kindly stfu with your nerd rage.

This comment was edited on Aug 12, 2010, 22:02.
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Aug 12, 2010, 21:02
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Aug 12, 2010, 21:02
 
Agree, this actually sounds pretty interesting - as long as they don't mess up the "female companion" part
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Re: BioShock Infinite Announcement
Aug 12, 2010, 20:53
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Aug 12, 2010, 20:53
 
Tumbler wrote on Aug 12, 2010, 17:05:
A mistake maybe and they didn't want to re-render the first part of that video? Logo of the title seems more like that triangle flag.

or... the sky city got run over by raging gay activists who raised their flag.
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Aug 12, 2010, 20:52
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Aug 12, 2010, 20:52
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 12, 2010, 19:31:
You're still dense.

The problem isn't the name, it's the baggage that comes with the name.


Hey, what if you create an awesome scifi universe. Then, to make it sell better, someone decides to make it Star Wars. The problem I'd have isn't that it's a disservice to Star Wars, it's that in order to shoehorn it into Star Wars you'd need to make compromises, undoubtedly negative ones, to the original IP. Otherwise it doesn't fit. You're intentionally lessening the new IP so that it fits better and sells beter.

It's like you lack the ability to think out the consequences here, and to distinguish it from those that whine about a game doing a disservice to a title.

Well said Beamer.
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