BioShock Infinite delayed again

Irrational Games' action shooter pushed back a month to March 26 for extra polish.

Gamers will not be able to take to the skies of Columbia as early as they may have hoped. BioShock Infinite has been delayed for a second time, with Irrational Games' new action shooter now due March 26, 2013. The game was previously planned to ship February 26.

The decision to delay BioShock Infinite again came after former Epic Games producer Rod Fergusson joined the developer in August. He suggested to staff that the game could benefit from three to four additional weeks of polish. In the long run, the delay would benefit the game, he said.

BioShock Infinite was announced in August 2010 with a 2012 release window attached. In March 2012, an October 16, 2012, release date for the game was chosen. However, the game would later be delayed to February 26, 2013, and was not on display at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.

When BioShock Infinite does ship, it will do so with great sales expectations. One analyst has suggested the game would be a significant financial boon for publisher Take-Two, saying it could ship 4.9 million copies.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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TheDarkestHeart
TheDarkestHeart

Good, This means that if it's better, It's worth the wait. If it's not, Then there is no excuses :D We win either way.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

Ah man delayed again, ah well it's just a month.

toyo75
toyo75

At least gamers are made aware of the development of the game and are given a time frame of a release date , unlike some overly hyped title years ago (Last Guardian).

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

its crazy seeing that a game be delayed nowadays with all the post launch patches

WarpedCore
WarpedCore

Totally fine with me. I love that the developers are pushing it back so we don't get a bugged out game. I will wait every time for a polished game. Irrational Games has yet to disappoint me.

INCH48
INCH48

Great !! Now I have time to wait to a better game that I can´t finish it in just a few hours !! But I still thinking this game could be awesome with a "Red Dead Redemption " kind of free to run multiplayer options  and Founders versus Vox  land conquer . DLC content ? And please , multiplayer haters don´t answer this . I love great games . No matter SP or MP .

archiasif
archiasif

Good game play which lasts 5 hours like COD, we don't want that, take your time.

tgwolf
tgwolf

Yeah, it got pushed back because the acumen I made correctly about that model struck her with a sudden last minute pang of remorse...'remorse' is the word I used, NOT 'conscience'...You can't feel what you don't have.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

You gotta do what you gotta do, just don't mess up.

Midnight_Twelve
Midnight_Twelve

Pushed it up to about my birthday, not good news not bad news I suppose.  

TruthTellers
TruthTellers

That's ok. I don't need to play this game anyway. GTA 5 will fulfill my gaming experience next year.

AlexFili
AlexFili

Infinite is a rather ambitious title

DieTheDeath
DieTheDeath

GOOD! I wish they had done this with Skyrim, but getting it out on the "supernatural" date 11-11-11 was apparently more important than spending an extra month smoothing out the massive amount of bugs...

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

Well, it only adds more to the quality of the game. Why not. Better a really really great game, than a game that could have been great if it wasn't rushed.

BadHungryWolf
BadHungryWolf

If the delay adds polish then great! To be honest theres quite a few games out in feb (deadspace 3, crysis 3, colonial marines etc) so the delay here is welcome :). to many games coming out at once

pathosfire
pathosfire

Awesome!  The game is looking to become a masterpiece, best to finish polishing all the bells and whistles for a stellar release.

Deon101sky
Deon101sky

take your time, it is nice to see a developer not rushing to get a game out there just because they have a date to meet.

keyb0red
keyb0red

Dear Marketing dept

 

In future please avoid naming games with words like Forever, Infinite etc

 

thanks

K

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

Gives me time to get a Badass PC to play it (:

EvilShabazz
EvilShabazz

Maybe they should rename it Bioshock Forever.

electronic_eye
electronic_eye

And while I'm usually all for postponing if it is for polish, I have a big problem with companies that announce games way too early. Look at The Last Guardian! Prime example. I pretty much lost most of my interest in that one because of the premature hype and subsequent dive into dev hell. With Levine being a pompous a$$ - refusing to help at all on Bioshock 2, devs leaving Infinite early, mp being dropped and the excessive delays (this one is the biggest slap in the face as Levine could have gave the new date while he was on national TV just last night hyping up his game), I have very little interest in Infinite at this point.

electronic_eye
electronic_eye

I agree with others that Infinite has largely become a joke and that it was hyped far too early. As I've mentioned in related posts, while working at Gamestop (whose posted release dates I trust more than Gamespot's) Infinite was first listed as coming out Fall of 2011! So this whole "delayed for a second time" crap is just not accurate. At this point, the game will have been delayed a total of 4 times.

X-7
X-7

I love how this game has been delayed for well over a year now. I remember several months back several high profile team memebers left because of all the delay BS. In a a way I hope it flops because Levine does this all the time so maybe he'll be fired. Why do I want him fired? Because people who drag their butts are idiots whether it is laziness or just plain stupidity. Levine seems like a micor-manager who screws with progress and thus consistently pushes project completion time back. In fact the article I read about the staffers leaving said that if I remeber correctly. Plus, Bioshock is not that great, it could be if the gameplay was tighter and there was more meat to the game, as far as story and setting they were interesting in the first two but this one seems a little ridiculous and meh. IDK I have lost all faith in the game now.

Doobsac
Doobsac

This game should be basically bug and glitch free with all the delays. If it still comes out with a bunch of bugs and glitches then what the hell were they doing with the extra time?

Vambran
Vambran

they should have waited an extra year before they released any info on this game. But overall not a big deal.

middle-earth88
middle-earth88

One month? Big deal, wake me up if it is delayed by any significant length of time. A month is nothing.

mauro82
mauro82

Be careful, this will increase A LOT expectations...

burgo81
burgo81

this game has been available for preorder for soooo long, if the game sucks which i hope it doesn't then this will kill the bioshock franchise

wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

at least they ain't Blizzarding their development cycles...

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

If its to make the game as perfect as possible, I'll wait, but if its some stupid mistake, I'll be pissed...

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

Phantom breaker delayed 5 plus times, and might be canceled; ill live with one push back on a game that will eventually come back

cephas90
cephas90

Extremely depressing, but I support any decision to make this game fulfill my expectations.

lyncer777
lyncer777

it is ok for me atleast it is not Call of Duty.

agunP97
agunP97

Bad games will be bad forever, delayed games will eventually be a good games

VolcanoMan001
VolcanoMan001

They are going to put extra Polish people into the game. Good call, you can't go wrong with a lot of Polish.

 

;)

SeAzhrei
SeAzhrei

Whenever someone starts talking about "sales expectation" I get nervous. However in this case I'd say there are good odds.

-HaloHitman-
-HaloHitman-

I hate the wait, but then again they are just polishing it, so I can understand.

Owner34
Owner34

ugh i want to play this so bad!

Xenomorphus28
Xenomorphus28

If only ACIII was also delayed for polishing...

EvilShabazz
EvilShabazz

 @electronic_eye You thought "Infinite" was the subtitle to the game?  No, that was their estimate dev cycle for it! ;)

Xenomorphus28
Xenomorphus28

 @picho86 Loaded with bugs, making it a little tough to enjoy the game. Even after two patches, it's still somewhat bugged.