Internet users spend too much time thinking about the chest of BioShock Infinite's super-powered female, Elizabeth. At least that's according to BioShock Infinite and Irrational Games boss Ken Levine. In an interview with the UK's Official Xbox Magazine (opens in new tab), Levine says, "In terms of her body type, I think certainly people on the Internet have spent way more time thinking about Elizabeth's chest than I have. It's something I've barely thought about."
This is what Elizabeth and her chest looks like:
Levine continues: "We sort of evolved her over time, and that's the challenge when you show stuff early on - you're still in the creative process and you're still evolving the creative process. I'm sure Elizabeth may evolve a little bit more over time because until it's out, I haven't made the definitive statement on it... so I certainly don't spend as much time thinking about this issue as the Internet does, and I'm not sure what that says about the Internet but, you know."
Levine adds: "It's disappointing when [Elizabeth's chest] becomes a focus for conversation because that was never my intent and it's sort of a disincentive - I'd much rather talk about what she's going through as a person, but whatever, they have the right to shout out whatever they want."
Levine says some more: "To me, the most important thing with Elizabeth was just honestly her eyes because, you know, they're somewhat exaggerated and the reason for that is because there's so much expression you can do there, with her eyes, and you see her often at a great distance."
Levine can't be stopped: "I've spent way more time thinking about her eyes than her chest because eyes show a ton of expression, and you see her at a great distance. AI characters get very, very small, very, very quickly so you need to be able to recognise her silhouette, the shape of her body. Her colour scheme's actually very simple, you know, the sort of two tone colour look - that's all to do with this sort of exaggeration."
You can read the complete Ken Levine interview in Issue 81 of the UK's Official Xbox Magazine, which is on sale now.
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