Ken Levine: 2K and Sony couldn’t cut a deal for Bioshock Vita, game would have been vastly different
Bioshock series lead Ken Levine revealed today online why Bioshock Vita never became a real thing. He says that Sony and 2K announced it before they even started development and couldn’t come to terms on a deal.
2K and Sony couldn’t put a deal together when I last checked. They seemed way more optimistic back in 2011.
Levine would go onto say that he wished he could make the game himself right now but due to legal reasons he can’t. He added that had the game actually started development it would have been a total spin-off and nothing like the console games, saying it would be like:
A Final Fantasy Tactics style thing set in pre-fall Rapture.
While I’m sure many would have been disappointed by a non-FPS Bioshock game for Vita, I would have loved to see Levine take the franchise in that direction. Sadly this just never materialized so we’ll never know how Bioshock Vita would have turned out. Hey Sony, how about you stop announcing games for your handheld before their ready to show? Anyone remember Resident Evil PSP?