BioShock Infinite
Gamescom 2010: BioShock Infinite Interview: Shawn Roberts Talks The Next In The Series
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You've already heard me harp on about how pretty stunning the debut showing of BioShock Infinite was and you've probably heard that same sentiment from other corners of the internet, so now, it's time to hear it from the developer.

Chatting with Lead Artist, Shawn Roberts at Gamescom this year, we delved deeper into the more theoretical side of BioShock Infinite to investigate such things as... Why did they choose a city in the sky? Why  did they return to the franchise after passing it on to 2K Marin? What's up with the glimmers in the demo? Why 1912? Why the sky? Will there be multiplayer? Why the sky? Yeah... you get the gist.

If by some miracle you've managed to miss our first impressions as well, check it out here. Your life won't be complete unless you've read it.


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Comment #1 by Acegunman
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 08:20:21 PM
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cant wait

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Comment #2 by Narley Nick
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 08:20:57 PM
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still not sure.....

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Comment #3 by Mister MacGyver
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 08:25:11 PM
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im hoping that this is better than bioshock 2 i loved the story for both games the thing that ruined it for me (multiplayer) so Irrational if you by any chance happen to be reading these posts PLEASE NO MULTIPLAYER...
bioshock 1 was good and i think i see that for most people...

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Comment #4 by Mister MacGyver
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 08:26:14 PM
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say not see (my computer is playing up) what is wrong............. maybe i should buy a new keyboard

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Comment #5 by Deathblow23
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 08:26:37 PM
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NOOOOOOOOOOOO MULTIPLAYER....PERIOD!!!!!! DAMN....why is that so hard for devs to comprehend?!?!?!!

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Comment #6 by Epic Gamer Will
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 08:28:01 PM
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IMO Bioshock 2 was great and defo getting this

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Comment #7 by Thai J
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 09:15:57 PM
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I don't understand it when people say that multiplayer ruined BioShock 2. If a person enjoyed the single player, then how does not liking the multiplayer ruin that? What effect does the multiplayer have on a person's enjoyment of the main story? You can't say that they wasted time on multiplayer that could have been spent on single player because a different company did the multiplayer...not 2K Marin. For me, BioShock beats the sequel hands down, but the laggy multiplayer had no effect on that decision or me enjoyment of the single player. It was a good game, just not as good as the first.

OT: This game on the other hand looks like it could be up there with BioShock. I know it is a long ways out, but man is it looking nice. It just has that BioShock quality feel to it, doesn't it?

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Comment #8 by MetalMudkip
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 09:34:45 PM
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at #7 probably cause it screws up their achievement percentage, as they probably want em all.

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Comment #9 by RYANiZL3XD
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 09:48:07 PM
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@8 so then i think people need to start complaining about the multi player achievements rather than the multi player itself

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Comment #10 by XJeffryX
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 09:48:58 PM
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@ #7 Also it seems like they could have done more with the single player but instead of a dlc for campaign all they put out until now was maps no one played. The trials dlc and the most recent one seem kind of like an after thought because they realized no one wanted to play the multiplayer and that releasing new maps wouldn't earn even half of what they could earn from releasing single player stuff.

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Comment #11 by asilent boom
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 10:00:25 PM
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@10 How do you know no one is playing these? Is it just your opinion or do you have some facts saying that no one is playing the MP?

Can't wait for this, a new setting is exactly what Bioshock needed. I still remember exploring Rapture for the 1st time, I hope it will be the same with the new city. I hope they keep the MP, I liked it.

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Comment #12 by darkwolf660
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 10:15:10 PM
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I actually never played im just thinking of getting this just because it seems brighter lol is that bad?

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Comment #13 by tayboone
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 10:27:50 PM
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I will definitely be picking this up just because the single player is amazing. And now that they say they are going to have new weapons and tonic makes me even more excited!

@12 You should definitely pick up the first one; it is too good of a game not to.

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Comment #14 by gafirefighter9
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 10:34:21 PM
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Sounds interesting but it should be a new title and not Bioshock. It just seems to me that there are plenty of stories left to tell in Rapture.

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Comment #15 by Webb [STAFF]
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 11:45:06 PM
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@#14 - It got old after one game, yet alone two =P

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Comment #16 by MoonGoose
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 04:17:41 AM
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@3 Multiplayer can't ruin a game, you know why? You just don't play the mulitplayer. If this is about your achievement percentage then achievements can ruin games anyway, it's no different to when a game forces you to play on a high difficulty and you get frustrated with it.

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Comment #17 by mass
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 04:31:38 AM
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God No Multiplayer, it ruined bioshock 2

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Comment #18 by JT Gregory
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 05:17:39 AM
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The multiplayer on bioshock 2 was awesome and if you think otherwise then your wrong... Hope they put MP in this one

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Comment #19 by ckingvengence
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 05:30:16 AM
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didnt really like bioshock 1 or 2 so i dont know about this one

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Comment #20 by The Ju1ce
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 05:35:33 AM
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Don't you mean "the sky's the limit"?

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Comment #21 by Lord_Statn
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 05:55:16 AM
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I prefer great story and a well done single player experiance over a bland and rushed Multiplayer.

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Comment #22 by Lord Goblinboy
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 07:30:25 AM
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why does everyone hate on the multiplayer? personally i think its fairly good if but a little laggy at times but most online things are. the multiplayer in no way makes bioshock 2 a bad game, personally it makes it better, and last longer

the only problem would be the short campaign and the less interesting antagonist than Ryan.

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Comment #23 by iBeatStuffUp
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 09:32:21 AM
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Just... yeah... no multiplayer chievos please.

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Comment #24 by Crusher8000
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 10:00:26 AM
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@17 your saying that because you were bad at multiplayer stop complaining

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Comment #25 by MoonGoose
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 11:06:36 AM
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@17 Roar! If you didn't like it then you shouldn't have played it. The only thing that ruined Bioshock 2 was the way it tried and failed to mimic the success of the original Bioshock.

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Comment #26 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 12:08:07 PM
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Stop bitching about Bioshock 2 multiplayer. It was fun to play for some (myself included) and lame for others. Bottom line, you did not have to play it to experience amazing single player, so STFU^^

On topic: Damn you and your videos - I can't watch these at work so would much rather read it than watch it, and now I have to wait until I get home in more than 6 hours!

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Comment #27 by HotWingNinja
Thursday, September 02, 2010 @ 01:55:33 PM
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love the first Bioshock and the second. Cant wait for this one!!

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Comment #28 by Inundation
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 03:03:48 PM
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@25 Exactly

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Comment #29 by Delta Big Daddy
Monday, September 06, 2010 @ 11:23:17 PM
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multiplayer isn't my strong point but thats not to say i hate it. But Bioshock is one of those games that doesn't need multiplayer, it's find the way it is- number one was proof of that.

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Comment #30 by smithstrings
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 01:22:00 PM
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Here's the thing: I think everybody needs to stop hating so much. Obviously this is going to be a quite different Bioshock experience being as it's in the clouds. Here's a thought though, maybe it will be even more sinister because the darkness won't be coming largely from the lighting effects, but actually from the characters in contrast to the overly patriotic and bright atmosphere. I think that will have even more weight to it.
As far as multiplayer. If you don't like it, don't play it. Pretty simple solution.

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