BioShock Infinite delayed – release pushed back to Feb 26, 2013

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BioShock Infinite‘s release date on October 2012 is now no longer happening. Developer Irrational Games has decided to delay the game for a few more months, til February 26 next year, in order to make the game “even more extraordinary.”

“When we announced the release date of BioShock Infinite in March, we felt pretty good about the timingm” CEO Ken Levine said in a blog post announcing the delay.

“Since then, we’ve come to realize that some specific tweaks and improvements will make Infinite into something even more extraordinary. Therefore, to give our talented team the time they need, we’ve decided to move the game’s release to February 26, 2013. We wanted to let our loyal (and very patient!) fans know this as soon as possible.”

However, Levine has confirmed that the game will also not be shown at E3 in Los Angeles next month, nor at Germany’s Gamescom. “That way, the next time you see our game, it will be essentially the product we intend to put in the box,” Levine added.

BioShock Infinite is part of the BioShock series, but is not a sequel or prequel to the previous titles in the series. The game takes place in 1912 and on a floating city of Columbia. You take on the role of a former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt to rescue a young woman imprisoned since childhood in the city. It will be out for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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