Ken Levine gives update on BioShock Infinite DLC

Irrational Games boss says studio has been working on expansion since game shipped in March; "game development takes time."

Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine has provided an update on the status of BioShock Infinite's downloadable content.

"DLC Update: We are working on it--have been since the game shipped," Levine wrote on Twitter today. "Things are going well, but plz understand: game development takes time."

Asked if he could give any hints or release any screenshots, Levine said, "We can't until we can. Sorry."

The first DLC for BioShock Infinite is rumored to add a new AI companion character to the game.

BioShock Infinite's $20 DLC season pass includes three expansions for the first-person shooter, said to provide "hours" of additional gameplay and include new stories, characters, abilities, and weapons.

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

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jefferson1964
jefferson1964

ya think they would have been on top of the DLC and at least had one ready to go for the summer...its mid July and no info on DLC until late July and that does not mean we get the DLC anytime soon.....

zintarr
zintarr

This is why I am against Season Passes

trankhainam97
trankhainam97

hope this DLC is as good as the original game

Duvendor
Duvendor

I hope the 3 DLC´s Worth the Money and don´t  came out late on march 2014...

ShadowsDemon
ShadowsDemon

Yep, this is something really worth the news.... :|

DETfaninATL
DETfaninATL

Well. Uh, at least that wasn't overly vague or anything........... ***rolls eyes*** 

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

I wonder if alternate realities will be involved hopefully something creative and outrageous.

Hayabusahalo
Hayabusahalo

That's not an update... "How's the DLC coming Ken?" "We are working on it."


BREAKING NEWS!!! 

Fuck sake...

johnnybravo29
johnnybravo29

One of the most boring game stories ever!

Beautiful game, but story is boring....  it's not bad, but its not the best...

Over-rated as usual

ck10304
ck10304

These guys actually started development of the DLC after the game shipped, we should be praising them! Not whining about how long it is taking to create. 

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

It has to be post-campaign story missions... I really hope they don't screw with the base game.

I preordered the season pass (first time I've ever done that with any game) and am eagerly awaiting the first DLC.

LessThanMike
LessThanMike

Still waiting for my season pass to be worth it....

untouchables111
untouchables111

Not really an update. I hope I didn't waste $20. Also this hopefully will be released before the new consoles come out.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

I can't wait to see what it will be.

sadscooterpipe
sadscooterpipe

Still thankful for the Ken Levines and the Randy Pitchfords etc. of my hobby!...

Mista_Dubya
Mista_Dubya

With this developer my logic tells me that the longer I wait, the better the DLC will be.
Very excited!

Martyr77
Martyr77

This actually seems like real DLC. You know where they take their time and haven't ripped it out of the main game. Crazy thought.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

BioShock Infinite and Metro Last Light didnt need a season pass but since they are both solid SP games in their own rights I am kinda glad there will be more content to them.

BrahManDude
BrahManDude

meh the game was held back by the current gen i was disappointed by the way it came out  sad to say 

Flamewolf75
Flamewolf75

Great game, great story, great everything about Bioshock. My only qualm is the fact that it just felt so short. I would play it again, it is a great game. But I just feel like I didn't get enough of a game for $60. Just my two cents.

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

I am having a serious bromance with Ken.

phppapa
phppapa

I bought "Bioshock: Infinite" along with the season pass off of the PSN on day one.  I'm not a big FPS fan as they tend to give me headaches and I don't really like using a controller to play them, but I really wanted it.  It also has it's own audio profile if you have the "Pulse Elite Headset" and the Pulse Elite app installed on your PS3.  The sound is amazing and the graphics are also very sweet!  Still, I have barely played this game.  I tend to buy games a lot and then not play them as much as I thought I would or I'll buy a game and not beat it until a year later when I pick it up again and try it out, only to find that the game was epic and I was kicking myself in the ass for not playing it sooner- lol!  I just went through the same thing with "Uncharted 3."  I bought it used for like $10 from GameStop in mid-March and never played it more than a few chapters.  Then, it comes to PS+, reminds me that I never really played it, so I pop in the disc and beat it in 3 days, finishing it up early this morning.  It was EXCELLENT!  I guess now that I'm older (32 yrs. of age) I don't have as much time.  Nah, that's a cop-out.  I dunno, I guess I've lost some interest in gaming as anyone probably would as they get older.  But really, I think the main thing is that it's so hard to keep my attention on a video game like the "gold old days" when I used to game on my NES, SNES and N64.  Now that the PS4 is coming out, I've started gaming A LOT more and have made it a goal to beat all the games I own, at least the games on disc and not the 300+ I own on the PSN.  Like I said, I buy games but don't play them all the way through.  Am I an impulsive buyer?  Maybe!  I'm gonna start on "Batman: Arkham City" tonight and then, I think I'll move onto "Bioshock: Infinite."  By then, maybe some new DLC will be released, like this new AI companion for the single-player campaign.  Maybe that will renew my vigor (PUN!) in Bioshock: Infinite.  BTW, I type too much.  I should be a gaming editor.  Cheers!

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

If the focus of the DLC is the campaign then I will buy it all at the premium rate. Thank God for one developer that produces extra content with substance and doesn't milk multi-player for all it's worth.

Ashbfc
Ashbfc

It's nice to see a company do DLC the right way, no day one bs, content that is actually made after the release and I'm confident it will be great and worth the price, not some pointless map pack or weapon skins that should of been in the original game to begin with.

alastor529
alastor529

on one hand i am disappointed that it is taking this long especially when I bought the season pass.


but then on the other than hand im glad they are taking there time to make this a quality DLC and not just some rushed extra to get money.
Looking forward to it!

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

I've beaten the game 3 times now, including on 1999 difficulty. I NEED THIS DLC!!

wagnagdag223
wagnagdag223

He's stated this on his pitter how many times already?

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Rented the game, loved it. Waiting for the DLC to make the full purchase.

PrplMnkyDshwsr7
PrplMnkyDshwsr7

in theses days of day 1 dlc...its nice to have a company ship a complete game, and then add on to it a few months later

SoNin360
SoNin360

One of the very few games I actually look forward to the DLC for. I've never purchased a Season Pass until now, but since they're taking their time with it, I'm confident I'll get my money's worth.

Fartman7998
Fartman7998

I'm happy waiting as long as is takes.  Meanwhile, screw you guys for making me fall in love with a fictional character.  Dicks.

BJCentral
BJCentral

You the Man Eddie Mac! I was wondering when the DLCs were coming out. I hope he doesn't delay them like he did with the game, but Levine's a genius and I know there going to be great!!!! Can't Wait.

Gamerhomer
Gamerhomer

I hope they go back under water with the next one. Next gen style.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

We want quality not quantity. Take all the time you need.

spindie
spindie

Am i the only one who thinks bioshock infinite gameplay is enough to put you to sleep?

eol_is
eol_is

Well look at that! Expansion DLC developed after the game was released. It's becoming such a rare things these days...

FollowY0urBliss
FollowY0urBliss

You know what would be awesome? If they released a "lost chapter" (a new level or something) of bioshock1 using the Infinite engine.  I know this is Infinite, not bio1, but still... SOO AWESOME.

NTM23
NTM23

OK. Man, I got this game late, or what I would consider late, two months after release, and DLC still hasn't come along. That's not a complaint, I'm fine that it'll come out at some point, but I do find it awkward. I mean, if I'm already done playing it, everyone else must really be done playing it. I guess I'm somewhat excited about the DLC though. I wonder what it is.

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

See DICE and EA? DLC should be developed AFTER game release. Not being worked on during the main game development and charging for them on day 1.

This is actually the first Season Pass to a game I have bought as I believe they have so much more to tell from Columbia.

MrNachobro
MrNachobro

Take all the time you need Kevin, if there is one thing i hate more than paying a ton for DLC, its paying a ton for DLC that feels rushed and static. 

halBU
halBU

I kind of expected Irrational to take a while to release the DLC, but they could at least give us a general road map of what to expect.

fred0309
fred0309

same as rockstar there only hurting themselves with these late relase dates for dlc and games as we get closer to the fall and holiday with the new consoles from sony and microsoft  grand theft auto V for the ps3 in sepetember why buy any games or dlc going forward with the ps3 if your pre ordering  the ps4 or xbox one dosent make sense unless your keeping your old consoles and not buying a ps4  and a xbox one its time now to trade all your ps3 and 360 stuff in now to get max value  for  it at gamestop if you wait till release date then you risk everbody all at once hitting gamestop at the same time to trade in there ps3 360 games and consoles and by than gamestop will give you little or nothing for value for it