It looks like BioShock fans will have to wait a few more months to get their hands on Irrational Games’ latest title as BioShock Infinite has been pushed back to February of next year.
“When we announced the release date of BioShock Infinite in March, we felt pretty good about the timing. Since then, we’ve uncovered opportunities to make Infinite into something even more extraordinary,” said Irrational Games Creative Director Ken Levine. “Therefore, to give our talented team the time they need to deliver the best Infinite possible, we’ve decided to move the game’s release to February.”
Levine also stated that Irrational won’t be showcasing the game at E3 or Gamescom this year, as “preparing for these events takes time away from development, time we’re going to use instead to get the best version of Infinite into your hands in February.”
While a company has its own reasons for delaying a game – most of them are to improve it and polish it up as much as possible – one can only wonder if Irrational did this to avoid the holiday rush of some big name titles such as Assassin’s Creed III and the new Call of Duty.