Speaking as someone who loved the original BioShock
, has lost dozens of hours to Final Fantasy Tactics games, and is really in the mood right now for a handheld RPG... damn.
However cemented in reality Levine's idea really was, the BioShock
creator underlined the unlikelihood of a BioShock Vita game happening in any form, let alone his.
"2K and Sony couldn't put a deal together last time I checked," Levine tweeted
. "They seemed way more optimistic about this back in 2011. Wish I could do it myself, but lawyers and that. I still love my Vita."
When he announced Irrational's massive trimming down to a staff of just 15, Levine said he was handing over
the BioShock universe to 2K - Take-Two later revealed 2K Marin
is taking on the series going forward. Prior to that, the last we head on BioShock Vita was a year ago, with development stuck at ground zero "until somebody starts signing the checks."
In reality, the likeliest anyone will get to playing a BioShock game on Vita is streaming a PS4 version of BioShock Infinite
. So, is a new-gen edition of last year's game on the way?
"I'm hoping but [it's] not my decision" is the word