"Let's start with the bad news," Irrational Games boss Ken Levine told a packed room of media this week, revealing that his studio's long-awaited title BioShock Infinite has once again been delayed. The follow-up to 2007's critical and commercial hit BioShock is now scheduled to launch for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 26, 2013.

"The game has to be the best game it could possibly be," Levine said, relaying the team's feeling – specifically from recent Irrational Games hire Rod Fergusson – that BioShock Infinite would benefit from a few more weeks of polish and bug fixing. According to Levine, the team is getting an extra month. In May 2012, publisher Take-Two announced Infinite was pushed to February 26.

As for the good news? You'll have to read our upcoming preview detailing the first two hours of BioShock Infinite for that.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.