Evidence suggest that BioShock Infinite was delayed to add a multiplayer mode. This evidence comes from recent job post details at 2K Studios.
Damn of course, that never even crossed my mind. That could very well be the reason for the delay.
Make me think about when ME3 was delayed. This is the future might as well get use to "everything needs multiplayer."
Sure it guarantees 0-20% more sales.
What I don't understand is how could you only now be adding Multi-player... should this have been a decision decided early in development... "Just Saying" I just hope it turns out to be good, because at this point it looks like it's just going to be rushed and tacked on to maximize sales as opposed to a well thought-out Multi-player mode. .____........___...____ .____||......||.......____|| ||.........___||.......____||
Thats one of the first reasons I thought of. Hopefully they add a co-op horde mode as well that would be alot of fun.
Bioshock 2 was not made by the same people as 1 and infinite. Kevin levine and his crew did not want to make another one in rapture. Heres hoping for a badass online component. Online haters eat your heart out!!
I wouldn't buy Bioshock:Infinite then...I'm tired of all this every rpg/shooter needs to have online features crap..
Bioshock 2 had multiplayer.
And it was horrible and had unnecessary written all over it.
Bioshock 2 was not made by the same people.
So even if it wont actually affect the quality of the campaign, (just a delay) you are not going to buy it?
Why...I thought Ken knew how much the multiplayer sucked in Bioshock 2, unless it was someone else. Well if not then he must know deep down it didn't make Bioshock 2 all that better. I'm sure someone like Kev Levine would want to spend time polishing the single player game.
Ken was quoted as saying they had an opportunity to add something "Extraordinary". Extraordinary doesn't sound like "We shoe horned MP in there!". There is also always the option of avoiding the MP, it's what I did with Bioshock 2 and I'm pretty certain it didn't harm the SP portion any worse than the game itself.
Ken and irrational had NOTHING to do with Bioshock 2
and... It's still Bioshock and the multiplayer wouldn't be any differen't despite who is in charge I mean how else are you supposed to do the multiplayer, it will still look and play like Bioshock 2s Anyway I'm talking about how Ken must of saw the reaction towards the multiplayer...I never said he was in charge of it
Different developers make different things. So if Ken and his team made Bioshock 2's multiplayer, I'm sure it would be very different, whether for better or for worse. But probably for better.
Personally, I would rather have just SP. I enjoyed Bioshock 1 & 2, but the MP on 2 I found to lack balance.
Oh dear Lord... *sighs - then pours himself stiff drink*
I have nothing against more features, and I'm sure they know they bombed Bioshocks 2 MP , so maybe just maybe they will get it right this time.
Bioshock 2 was developed by different people.
I thought they had a few heads helping 2k Marin from IG, anyways IG knows what not to do now!
God I hope not
Whatever. Multiplayer or not, Ken Levine is still behind this, and that's enough reason for me to get this on launch.
online pass incoming!
If that was the cause for the delay, then I am going to PISS A BRICK. Seriously, did anyone love Bioshock 2's multiplayer? Didn't think so.
Yes! We can never have enough multiplayer FPS games! I also love it when they're half-assed afterthoughts! I hope it's some shoehorned horde mode so I can buy the online pass for it!
God I hope not! I never play multiplayer. The only games I like online are co-op (Left 4 dead, Portal 2, Splinter Cell Conviction). Besides that I have no use for brainless, capture the flag, and death matches.
Like they can really add multiplayer in 4 months? My arse. Ken has even said something like that people will go to the "cods and halos" for an mp fix. This delay was strictly to avoid competition.
I'd like to think it wasn't just to avoid competition, and that they really did find something extraordinary to add to the game. I know it was partly because of the competition, but I bet the nudge to delay was the discovery of the new aspect they could add.
That would be nice if they did add something extraordinary, I would be more than happy with that! The pessimistic side of me makes me feel like it was delayed to avoid the competition though. I also have a bad feeling that Far Cry 3 will be delayed. Knowing Ubisoft it'll be delayed til 2014 :P.
Agreed, I think we should just assume that all triple A games will be delayed at least once.
Great; another stupid, unnecessary, tacked-on MP mode which people will play for about 5 days before going back to Call of Duty. I am SICK of MP ruining the FPS genre.
What Why!? It doesn't need it.