BioShock Infinite goes gold

After multiple delays, Irrational Games' new action-shooter approved by Sony and Microsoft for release March 26.

BioShock Infinite has gone gold. After three years of development and multiple delays, Irrational Games' latest action-shooter has been approved by Sony and Microsoft for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC next month on March 26.

"Nobody has ever built a game quite like this," Irrational Games cofounder Ken Levine wrote in a blog post. "It’s a shooter, but a shooter that brings you to very uncomfortable and dangerous places. I can’t demand that you play the game; I can promise you, however, that once you have, it will be an experience you won’t soon forget."

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 then again to March 26.

When BioShock Infinite ships next month, 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.

For more on BioShock Infinite, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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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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Mikey2K10
Mikey2K10

Been overwhelmingly excited about this game since it was first announced. BioShock still remains my favourite game of all time, and this game is going to be incredible. Whether it will dethrone the original, I'm not sure, but I certainly think it will be Game of the Year. These next four weeks are going to drag...

petez34
petez34

As much as I'd like to get this Day 1, I'm going to wait for user reviews. So much hype on games these days and they're just mediocre at best!

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

Really looking forward to this game.  I've been trying not to watch too many trailers of it, so as not to spoil the experience.  Please be good.

ash162
ash162

Just bought the Rapture edition. Getting all geared up for this one..............

CTR360
CTR360

finally i cant wait anymore

dkdk999
dkdk999

Who else would have preffered they didn't announce this game until a few months away from launch ?

krelmmaster
krelmmaster

Ken Levine is certainly confident that his game is going to be great. BioShock certainly did not disappoint so i have faith in his words.

Elann2008
Elann2008

Can't wait.  Most anticipated GOTY for me!

cyborg21s
cyborg21s

I went to see The Hobbit in theaters when it released and before the movie started they played the 'Beast of America' trailer on the huge screen with surround sound! Needless to say it was amazing! Would you kindly like this comment.

1337hackz
1337hackz

we can still make that Feb 26 release date. 

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

"Nobody has ever built a game quite like this", Ken, I'm excited about your game but please do yourself a favor and don't overhype it as Mr.Molyneux twice did.

spoty420
spoty420

Going to midnight release in moreno valley cali. If anyone wants to match bowls :D

Falcon084
Falcon084

'Bout time. This better be fantastic!

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

I'm getting this day 1. But I have to say, I've never ever seen a game get this much attention by the gaming sites as this has in the past few months. Almost every day there was a different story related to it on Gamespot or IGN. I don't usually mind this kind of exposure for my favorite games, but it just feels like they went overboard here.....what the hell did they do to get all this coverage. Anyways, looking forward to this. 

pip3dream
pip3dream

Bioshock was a real achievement, I have a feeling they captured that magic again - Looking forward to this one.

ACMC85
ACMC85

I look forward to it. Almost reserved a copy yesterday, but I want a review first.

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

This is the first game I've been really excited for in ages. Bioshock is my pick for game of the current gen so far, hopefully this can be as good.

Ferg1213
Ferg1213

26th you say? My Birthday is on the 28th.. excellent *rubs fingers*

wyan_
wyan_

Bioshock 2 seemed twice as hard as the first. I hope to high heaven that Irrational didn't figure: Gee... this is the third game, so let's make it three times as hard. That's the first thing I'll be watching for in the reviews.

myungish
myungish

I really hope this game turns out good. We need a victory around here after all the disappointments lately.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Got my PC version pre-ordered, and started playing the first game again

I am ready for this to come out 

Ru36
Ru36

This is gonna be one amazing game, been a fan since the first one ever since I saw the first Infinite trailer I knew it was gonna be epic :)

kik4444
kik4444

I hope this game won't be an epic fail and disappointment like Aliens Colonial Marines

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Finally they stop flaking on a release date.

scorpi13
scorpi13

About time ! I've been waiting and waiting for that game to come out and finally, I'll be able to enjoy that new chapter in the Bioshock saga. Oh, and I made sure to buy the Songbird Edition too. Haha !

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Congrats Irrational Games! It's been quite a long-haul, hasn't it? Homestretch now. I'm really looking forward to it.

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

Well, just a day after complaining they stopped focusing on Elizabeth for their ads here we are and I'm yet again fully excited for this game.  Counting down for the midnight release of one of the best games to end a console generation.

darkfall_225
darkfall_225

I'm thinking of buying this, without watching any video reviews. If there are any short comings in this game, that are mentioned in the review, I don't want to be spending my time looking for them, instead of simply losing myself in the experience. I don't know much about how games are made, so that too will work in my favor. Ignorance is bliss!

dkpunk
dkpunk

Can't wait for this.  Day one for sure.

Takeno456
Takeno456

Been waiting for this one! Bring it!

Simplythebest12
Simplythebest12

Maybe it will be more fun from Crysis 3.

I do not like the cartoony enviroments and the low polygon characters but gameplay may be fun

Superzone
Superzone

I haven't played the first two Bioshock games (yet), but this game has me damn excited.

Erzcn24
Erzcn24

Allright, dev is finished. So that means: PROMOTION LIKE HELL!

Henrique2324
Henrique2324

Regenerative Health and 2 weapon limit, here we go!

RaveNRolla
RaveNRolla

@wyan_ well that's just not true. bioshock was way harder than bioshock 2. bioshock 2 didn't even have survivor difficulty and big daddies were way harder to kill than in bioshock 2. i hope survivor comes back in infinite!

l4v4lamp
l4v4lamp

@Superzone Go play them now. You have enough time until the release of this one. You won't regret it. 

DoctorTanaka
DoctorTanaka

@Superzone 

:O

At least pick up the first one. The graphics are a bit dated now but the storyline is awesome!

Raxyman
Raxyman

@CasualGamer36x @Elann2008 A game of murdering the crap outta everyone without reason. Or a FPS with an intriguing story and fresh mechanics? Really tough choice... I'll go with Bioshock.

Elann2008
Elann2008

@RaveNRolla @wyan_ 

Bioshock was way harder than Bioshock 2.  Bioshock 2 was much easier, but thanks to better gameplay.  

Henrique2324
Henrique2324

@gamingfrendly @Henrique2324 Oh don't get me wrong. It was definitely one of my favourite FPSes from this entire generation. I'm just saying hardmodes don't do much beyond that.

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

@Henrique2324 @akdiuuuryttt 

I don't mind if they add regenerative health. I used the Fountain of Youth combat tonic in Bioshock 2 anyway.

You can always turn on the 1999 mode. That probably wouldn't have it.