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BioShock Infinite: 10 things you should know

Irrational Games has begun sharing new details about BioShock Infinite in a seven-part series titled ‘10 Things You Should Know About BioShock Infinite.’ The first knowledge bomb explains that Irrational Games is starting over from scratch. All the ode code and assets from the original two BioShock titles have been wiped from the table to make room for Infinite’s brand new game engine.

“The original BioShock and its sequel were based on a heavily-modified version of Unreal Engine 2, with elements of Unreal Engine 3 ported in. That was capable of handling Rapture’s narrow corridors and enclosed spaces, but it wasn’t enough for BioShock Infinite’s city in the clouds. The team is building the game purely on Unreal Engine 3 this time around, alongside a whole new slew of necessary additions. Those enhancements support Infinite’s large airborne exterior environments, new lighting models, more complex AI interactions with NPCs and companion character Elizabeth, and much more,” explains Irrational Games’ IG. Chris.


Above: Head here to read the first part of the seven-part series in its entirety

The seven-part series will lead up to the unveiling of the first gameplay demo video for BioShock Infinite, which is scheduled to release exclusively on Sep 21 on Xbox LIVE and Xbox.com. If you miss the upcoming video, look for it on GamesRadar on Sep 22.


Above: The first trailer for BioShock Infinite. The next teaser promises to show a gameplay demonstration and will air on Sep 21

Sep 17, 2010

Source: Irrational Games



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13 comments

  • NightCrawler_358 - September 20, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    @AuN1 well it was a port years later, and all 360 to PS3 ports were the same if not worse than the original such as Oblivion, but Bioshock 2 came out on both at the same time, and they were equal, so as long as the release date is the same, then Infinite should be great on all systems. except Wii. *sizzzzzzzzz*
  • whiteknight1981 - September 19, 2010 3:15 a.m.

    @Smeggs You are forgetting about the dog with the shifty eyes! That way you know he is evil
  • Smeggs - September 18, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    End of the game Prediction: You've destroyed the main engine/blown up the balloons of the largest building in Columbia by defeating the final boss who crashed into/part of him blew up and took it out because they transformed themself into a cyborg-like creature long ago. Elizabeth screams in panic as she watches you and the final boss plummet to the earth below. You are hanging on to a piece of the scenery for dear life, trying not to let go and be sent careening over the side of the city for an even faster death as it tilts and spins to one side. You look over and see a "life blimp" tied down to the ground bit the building is on as it continues to turn, changing the once horizontal ground to a near-vertical drop, all the while you see Elizabeth getting further away with each passing second. You look down at the blimp now as it is a straight slide/fall from where you are hanging, you let go and fall down towards the blimp, expecting to get to safety. you grab onto the edge and begin hauling yourself into the boat attached to it but suddenly are yanked back over, your fingers just barely clenched around the edge of your one ticket to survival. You look down and see the final boss, the man who created Columbia/someone you thought was an ally but had alterior motives grasping your ankle in a last ditch effort to kill you/save himself. He lets out one last cry of fear/Plea for help/cliche'd pun threat of how "if I'm "Going down" then you're coming with me!" right before you kick him in the face/the building tilts fully horizontal and he loses his grip and plummets through the clouds. You watch him fall for a few seconds and then, realizing the danger you're in, you pull yourself into the "life blimp" and take off from the building as it is swept by the wind into the other buildings of Columbia, making them begin to tilt as well. you hear Elizabeth scream and look up to see her stumble and fall as the structure she was on is smashed by other structures. You lunge forward and hang over the boat, barely grabbing her wrist, she looks you in the eyes as you grab her other hand ans pull her into the life blimp. *Key Dramatic, sad sounding music* You stand there with Elizabeth in your arms as you both watch Bits and pieces of Columbia fall from the sky, eventually the buildings cannot stay aloft ans fall as well through the clouds. Some of the cloud-cover parts and you see you are over open ocean and watch columbia splash down and sink into the dark deapths of the sea. It goes into Elizabeth/Some scientist chick talking some psychobabble about goodness and peace and love or about how you were an evil prick while showing the respective endings. *Cue dramatic and unsettling music* Your sun is born, elizabeth cradles him in her arms in the hospital as you look at the pure face of your child. "What shall we call him, Dear?" "...Ryan." DUN-DUN-DUUUUUUUN!!!!!!!!! *Credits Roll* ReCAPTCHA: "plummit that" hehe, plummit.
  • reveffect - September 18, 2010 4:37 a.m.

    @AuN1 you do know that the ps3 version was the same as the 360 version except with some added features that the 360 version didnt have like an extra lvl, new big dady, and new plasmids. so to say that the ps3 version sucks, especially in comparison to the 360 version, is an understatement. well unless there were some problems with the ps3 version that i dont know about since i only played the 360 version. I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIS GAME!!!
  • Jacko415 - September 18, 2010 12:50 a.m.

    ^^^^^indeed!^^^^^
  • Redeater - September 19, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    @Tyler Nagata I may be out of place asking this because there is most likely very little information on it. But what are the odds of Bioshock 3 ever happening? I can't wait to play Infinite but I really loved Rapture and I would love to play as Eleanor. After all they did say the story is not over. I realize that this is probably not going to happen after Infinite's announcement but I would love to visit that world one more time.
  • Shagnasty - September 18, 2010 6:54 p.m.

    I do hope they looked at BS2 for gameplay. It really was so much better.
  • FelNaRj - September 18, 2010 6:38 p.m.

    K. Levine FTW... he wil deliver , i just know that!
  • Redeater - September 18, 2010 3:26 p.m.

    I just hope the gameplay is as good as Bioshock 2. I mean I loved the story for B1 but the gameplay was improved so much for B2. Either way this is a call in sick at work day for me on Infinites release.
  • JADENkOTOR - September 18, 2010 1:30 a.m.

    @AuN1: No multiplat devs show PS3 any love... get a 360 too. Woah Unreal Engine 3. Someone is showing up fashionably late... like, the party is already over late. I really hope they figure out a way to make this series more open. The layout from the screens looks like you go from building to building connected by some sort of tram... That doesn't sound familiar does it?
  • sleepy92ismypsn - September 18, 2010 1:21 a.m.

    @AuN1 Did you play both versions? I sure didn't, and I found very few flaws with the PS3 version. It's in my top 5 games of this generation.
  • AuN1 - September 18, 2010 12:52 a.m.

    f'ck these guys. they don't know how to show the ps3 any love. their version of bioshock for the ps3 was a piece of sh't, and the apple don't fall far from the tree.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - September 18, 2010 12:27 a.m.

    Infinite Games? I thought this was being developed by Irrational games? Lol :)

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