BioShock: Infinite releasing October 16

Irrational Games' much-anticipated first-person shooter gets a launch date for later this year.

Gamers will be able to explore the flying steampunk city of Columbia in October of this year, 2K Games confirmed today. BioShock: Infinite, Irrational Games' first full game since the launch of the original BioShock in 2007, will be in shops on October 16 in the United States and on October 19 "internationally," according to 2K.

BioShock Infinite is coming in October.

BioShock Infinite was officially unveiled in August of 2010 and confirmed for a 2012 release. The game has similarities to the original BioShock but is not a sequel per se, the firm has said. It is a first-person shooter set in Columbia, a flying city in an early alternate 20th century where utopian ideals have given way to chaos in a sea of weaponry, plasmid-like powers, and political upheaval.

Into this mess steps the game's protagonist, Booker DeWitt, a former member of the feared Pinkerton National Detective Agency, which was America's largest security company in the late 19th century. According to GameSpot's latest preview, DeWitt will enter a world where steampunk robots have replaced horses and people, and where crazed citizens foment revolution with strange powers--and lots of guns.

BioShock: Infinite is due for release on the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. A BioShock game is also in development for the PlayStation Vita, though as recently as October last year this was said to only be in the "paper design stage." In August last year, one analyst suggested the game would be a significant financial boon for 2K's parent firm, Take Two, saying it could ship 4.9 million copies. For more, check out the gameplay trailer below.

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Diablo454545454
Diablo454545454

Why only 4.9 million copies it definately can reach above 5million :)

faceplam
faceplam

Your right Enexs. I'm just so psyched about this game.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

If the next Bioshock takes place miles beneath the Earths Crust...I'm officially boycotting Bioshock...cause you know that's where its going to go next...

Mikey2K10
Mikey2K10

One of my most anticipated games of all time, with BioShock remaining the greatest game ever made. Considering Irrational's amazing track record, an updated engine and Ken Levine's genius writing, BioShock Infinite is going to be unbelievable... I can't bear the wait, but must :(

Gabe1976
Gabe1976

Awesome!...only 7 months of waiting left. I still love playing Boishock 1 and 2 back to back plus Minerva's Den as a finale.

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

This and Prey 2 being my most anticipated games of the yeah...oh and maybe Aliens...

Diarma10
Diarma10

Looking forward to this one. Bioshock was - and still is - one of the most amazing games I've played. As jeremy- noted, a hardcore mode is perfect, as the original did get easier as the game went on. But the original has what many games lack - a truly compelling story and environment which made up for any deficiencies it may of had. At least there looks to be no co-op - or no deathmatch. We don't need multi-player in a Bioshock game. Just a great single player experience.

y3ivan
y3ivan

@Vlaimir_Lem86 i bought Bioshock 1 from retail that wasnt attached to steam/gfwl (which i personally liked as an old pcgamer). I screw up on the drm, my windows registry screwed up, had to reformat. The drm rejected me, due to duplicated installation, contact secureRom, waited a week for reset. Finally able to play it, just to find the game was filled with graphical bugs. :( as because of that i bought bioshock 2 for x360.

TTDog
TTDog

Gives me a month to play through Borderlands 2 before it comes out.

jeremy-
jeremy-

This studio needs to be rewarded for adding a hardcore mode to a shooter. Definate buy in october. The first bioshock was a nice twist on the shooter genre, For me it was largely the graphics and environment that was beyond what I had seen at the time. However, as an old hand on shooters I've always played them on hard mode and found the bioshock series to get EASIER as you go along because you get more abilities which you can exploit. The fact the studio identifies this and has created a harder mode is noteworthy, i will definately purchase this game and look forward to a challenging game with a nice twist. Certainly, I must admit playing games solo player without a companion seems lacking after so many studio's have added this over the years, so i like this too. Its a bit of a shame there isnt multi-player co-op but all good things in time.

cephas90
cephas90

@buying1999 maybe it's the best console, I wouldn't know since I don't own both, but a PC isn't a console. It's so much more.

dannybanny
dannybanny

Waiting is so stressful!! Can't wait to get my hands on it.:P

deathstream
deathstream

@Vlaimir_Lem86 If you ran them on your computer, then you have SecuRom in your kernel, even if you deleted the games long ago.

Vlaimir_Lem86
Vlaimir_Lem86

@y3ivan Cant say i remember horrible DRM for either game tbh. Games ran flawlessly on my PC's, personally.

Gasakon
Gasakon

Ken Levine, thanks for making such an awesome, breathtaking game!

Enexs
Enexs

@faceplam its normal to game take this long to go out, only call of duty release once a year, in fact its better they take time and do everything right

faceplam
faceplam

Seriously 2k. You showed this game in 2010 when it's coming out in 2012. now it's February Bio shock is coming OCTOBER! Either there's going to be allot of stuff in this game or you just like us to wait.

CTR360
CTR360

i cant wait looks gorgeous

RobinGS
RobinGS

So this confirms that GTA V will be released march2013. This game will do me plently tilll then

SilverStrider
SilverStrider

We have to wait that Long? Bummer, but.... still a game worth looking forward to.

RockmasteR-_-
RockmasteR-_-

COOL! I played and replayed Bioshock a lot!! can't wait for that :D

AssRhino
AssRhino

GOTY 2012 right here folks. October can't come soon enough,

CelticSentinel
CelticSentinel

Out on my Birthday. BOTH SPACE AND TIME ARE GONNA GET IT!

auntbessie
auntbessie

Yeehaa, this game makes me moist

Rifqi_Hb
Rifqi_Hb

October 16? i can't wait that long......

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

September: Borderlands 2. October: BioShock Infinite. I will save all amounts of money I can get my hands on to buy these two games. I can't wait for Infinite -- it will be marvellous.

steelmouth
steelmouth

I remember when 1st played the original bioshock its was a totally new experiance for me with all the plasmids where i didnt just have to shoot people or race cars,the eye opener somthing i have never played before was Double Agent it was such a blast enjoying stealth for the 1st time, and the oblivion intruduced me to RPG, shooters are so over rated we need more creativity on how to take out computer generated enemies in the form of pixels on tv screens

edgewalker16
edgewalker16

@NighTmarE_evo That would be extremely difficult, but not out of the realm of possibility.

apboyer
apboyer

And the countdown begins...

1stormbringer77
1stormbringer77

@alpha_unit97. What are you complaining about? Didn't you see what's happened to so many sequels that they didn't bother to take the time to make sure there weren't tons of bugs,unfinished plots & bad graphics? Give them time to make the game great instead of just rushing out like idiots.

1stormbringer77
1stormbringer77

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alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

Are you serious? I've been waiting for almost a year now and now your telling me to for wait pretty much another one?

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

Last time I heard it was march 2012?

NighTmarE_evo
NighTmarE_evo

Would you kindly make it better than the first?

comb5
comb5

Bioshock Infinite and Borderlands 2 within a month of each other? Awesome. Been waiting a long time for both games. And they both will have had a proper 3 year development cycle, unlike most other sequels nowadays.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

We need more creative, imaginative shooters like Bioshock. Great series!

Takeno456
Takeno456

Bringing some old world class to the bland shooter world of today. Bioshock is my favorite shooter series.

y3ivan
y3ivan

@Vlaimir_Lem86 i guess you did know how horrible was bioshock1 &2 for the PC. I felt that 2k didnt really cared about PC games with horrible DRM, Bad PC support

Vlaimir_Lem86
Vlaimir_Lem86

@buying1999 Pretty sure you meant to say PC... always has, and always will be, superior to any console. Get ya facts straight brah.

knifey
knifey

@buying1999: don't you mean the superior PC as neither the xbox OR ps3 could stand up to a pc in terms of power?

mothboy
mothboy

With this coming out, this fall is shaping up to be another amazing time of news games coming out!!!!

Yulaw2000
Yulaw2000

Sweet, that's sooner than I thought.