The co-founder of Irrational Games and creator of BioShock Franchise, Ken Levine closed down the studio in February to team up with Take-Two and today CEO Strauss Zelnick confirms that 2k Marin will take over the franchise.
Speaking during the Cowen and Company analyst conference, Strauss Zelnick said: “We haven’t given any color on how you should think about it yet except we do believe it’s [BioShock] beloved. The same conference where he confirmed that Red Dead is a permanent franchise.
“We think it’s important [and] certainly something that we’re focused on; something 2K Marin will be responsible for shepherding going forward. I don’t want to say much else except to agree with you.
I think there’s a lot of upside in that franchise. It hasn’t necessarily been realized yet. And the question for the future, assuming we decide to answer the question, would be ‘How do you stay true to that creatively?’; ‘How do you do something exciting?’; and ‘How do you do expand the market?’.
That would be the natural drill. We’re starting from a good point on it. And certainly it’s been a great piece of business for us; it’s been a profitable piece of business,” Zelnick concluded.
Irrational Games and Ken Levine’s last entry, BioShock Infinite shipped over than 6.5 million copies to date.
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