BioShock Infinite DLC adding new AI companion?

LinkedIn profile of 2K Games dev suggests first expansion for action-shooter will add new AI companion character.

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BioShock Infinite's first downloadable content expansion may add a new artificial intelligence (AI) companion character. A 2K Games developer has listed "DLC1" on his LinkedIn page (via Superannuation), with work including "animation and R&D for a new AI companion character."

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No further details about this character were divulged and an Irrational Games representative was not immediately available to comment.

Elizabeth is the main AI character in BioShock Infinite. It is unclear how this new character, if it is added to the game, would affect Elizabeth's role in 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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i can't believe how no one has mentioned how elizabeth is a blood relative to andrew ryan....

one if not all the DLC will be about explaining it

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@hector530 It was more apparent that Booker is a blood relative or maybe even a different version of Andrew Ryan because when they went to Rapture the bathospheres can only be used by Andrew Ryan or someone of his bloodline when Rapture is under lock down and Booker pulled the lever that started the bathosphere to get back to the surface. Also, Elizabeth says there is always a man, a lighthouse and a city. meaning Rapture is just another variation of Columbia meaning they could be the same person.

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@JayQproductions @hector530 No and no. First off Andrew Ryan is of russian descent born Andrei Rianofski. Booker is american so relatives go out the window.

Second Andrew Ryan can't be an alternate Booker because alternate realities don't work that way.

Booker can only exist through the exact events that lead to his birth. He was born because a certain woman and man brought him into this world in a certain time. He cannot exist in a different time. If in some reality those factors do not all come together then Booker does not exist elsewhere. He simply never exists.

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@JayQproductions @hector530 rapture doesnt appear to be under lockdown when you arrive there with Liz.

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@JayQproductions @hector530 Hence the name bioshock INFINITE, an infinite number of lighthoses leading to an infinite number of worlds

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@JayQproductions @hector530 wait what? for real?

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@hector530 What??? Since when?/how?

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@hector530 What??? Since when?/how?

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@hector530 who said that?

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@dragonkantus @hector530 elizabeth can use the biosphere after the lockdown the only one who can use it is andrew ryan or those with his blood....

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You are incorrect in all parts.

1) Rapture was not in lockdown at the time you visit it.

2) Elizabeth does not use the biosphere. The door she opens is one that opens into a mystical hyperdimension outside of space and time. She therefore does not open a door to Rapture or even to a real lighthouse. The place she visits and the door she opens is figurate as opposed to literal.

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@JayQproductions being an alternate universe 1 action could change the course of the entire world and those different influences could of caused bookers parents to his name if thing had been different it could of been andrew ryan

paralel universes and time travel make my brain hurt at time

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@JayQproductions This is what I understood from the game. Glad I'm not alone.

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@hector530 @dragonkantus It could be that Elizabeth went to a Raputure that didn't require a blood relative to open the bathysphere...

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@JayQproductions I had never thought of this, crazy!

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@dragonkantus @hector530 yea, it's more likely that Booker is also Andrew Ryan in another potential reality. Booker is the one that uses the bathosphere in Rapture and Elizabeth says something like "there is always a man, a lighthouse, and a city" so Rapture might just be another version of Columbia from another reality. The city itself is a constant but it's location and why it was built is a variable.

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@hector530 @dragonkantus booker was her father no?

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I know it's offtopic, but now that I think about it, I believe Songbird could`ve been another version of Booker, cuz it seemed too attached to Elizabeth for just a robot and died the same way Booker the player died; forced or self-sacrificed to become a flying bid daddy so he can protect his daughter. That would be an awesome dlc.

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@cip_raziel That's what I actually thought was gonna be the twist at the end. If you found one of the Voxophone things it talks about how Fink created Songbird after being inspired by a Big Daddy he observed through a tear to Rapture. So it makes since that there would be a human inside of Songbird and with the infinite number of Bookers, they could make it work somehow.

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Then why was Songbird's suit crushed when placed in the water outside Rapture? How can the thing even fly for that matter?

There is a very strong indication that the bird is not a person but a mechanical creation just like the washington and lincoln statues.

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Waiting patiently for the DLC so I can step back into the Infinite universe. No way I'm parting with my copy until I see what's on tap.

Other publishers take note, this is how you keep gamers from selling their copies back and "destroying" your universe by way of LEGAL used game sales.

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@PixelAddict I have no problem with DLC's to GOOD games that ADD to the story instead of making me feel like I bought a game and the publisher is saying "ha ha, you only have half...pay me again and I'll give you a bit more"

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@Korvus85 Too true. It's clear they are now working on this extra content. I don't think any of this DLC was even remotely ready by launch.

Which makes for a dicey proposition... "yeah.. buy our Season Pass... for something that does not yet exist... but it's going to be GREAT."

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@PixelAddict @Korvus85 "Well done, you gave me something great, and now you're going to give me some more of that!", right?

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@Korvus85 Exactly. Instead, here we are saying "wait, DLC? How are you going to create more story, there was such a moment of closure... so.. tell me more?"

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@Hurvl @Korvus85 Exactly. If the main game gives me closure then I feel like the company deserves my money for DLC's. If the game ends in a "WTF?" moment and then the company says "Don't worry, here's the explanation, only 15€" then I feel cheated.

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@Korvus85 No, it makes sense, because then you'd not feel like the DLC should have been part of the main game, something that many gamers accuse DLC of being.

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@PixelAddict Is it weird that the only games I consider buying DLC's for are the games I wouldn't be upset if no DLC's came out for?

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What! I won't let anyone seperate me from Elizabeth!

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hope it is a wolf for AI companion lol...

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andrew ryan, called it!

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@gix47 as awesome as that would be I have no way of seeing that work

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This interactive movie...I mean game is so much trash I have no motivation to finish it and they can **** themselves with their DLC rubbish

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@OuTLaWzGamer pffft, philistine.

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@OuTLaWzGamer riiiiight, this is an interactive movie? I'm guessing you've never played any MGS after the 1st one, Heavy Rain or any other Quantic Dream game.

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Indigo profecy

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spoilers.

well since the booker,elizabeth circle was broken maybe, this time luttece brothers will find themselves still trapped in the space time continium so they will find another guy to try to save them.

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@Danihound their not Lutece "brothers" or even twins. The female in Comstocks reality was a male in Bookers reality. The female brought the male into her reality through a tear. They are the same person from different realities.

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@JayQproductions @Danihound A lot of people never figured this out while playing the game but it was very apparent from the beginning if you caught the image of the statue changing from one Letuce into the other. It was a clear indication that they are in fact the same person from different realities.

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@JayQproductions @Danihound yep, two sides of the same coin

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@Danihound If the circle is broken, then there is only one Lutece in each of the non-baptised Bookers' world. Also why save them from the state of immortality and omnipresence?

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@cip_raziel cause the male lutuce dosnt want to live like that.

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@cip_raziel maybe the circle was broken for them, but since the lutuces now are beyond mortal existence they arent affected.

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I'd like to see how Booker - the martyr of the vox - died. I think that would make a pretty fitting DLC. Also a DLC related to Songbird.

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@cip_raziel doesnt matter how booker died that universe. because there is an infinite amount of bookers in infinite universes the only booker who mattered was the one who cut the cycle. (the one you played as)

makes sense that they would make the DLC about a character and not an event.

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@hector530 @cip_raziel My take on it is that you don't play the same Booker through the whole game. There were several instances, each where he apparently dies and each time you go back to the apartment and he is basically reacquired. Think of some of the extreme falls he takes or where he is so deep in the water that Songbird's eye begins to crack. Who do you think pulled him out of that? He died there and the game just switched to another Booker at the same point who somehow survived or they pulled in another Booker and plugged him into that spot. Remember his nose bleeds often meaning he died in some other time line and he is remembering. Parallel universes where the same thing is happening so they all share the same basic memories. I only feel this way because there's no way he survived some of the things that happen in the game.

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@Dasim64 @hector530 @cip_raziel his nose bleed was caused by his real memories trying to bubble back to the surface

the idea of multiple bookers falls off because if each booker from each universe is affected by his own universe being different pulling one of them into the universe were playing in would mean he could potentially have different memorys of evenets (such as the booker who was the leader of the rebelion) and may not even know elizabeth

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@cip_raziel I would too.

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Why won't they just reveal the DLC already! It's driving me insane.

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