Ken Levine Has Plans for Bioshock Vita, Says It’s In The Hands of Businessmen

Bioshock Vita is a game Ken Levine would like to make, but its development depends upon Sony and Take-Two’s collaboration.


Bioshock's creator Ken Levine has, for a time now, expressed his interest in developing a Bioshock title for the handheld PlayStation Vita. Until now, the development of the title has remained little more than something the developer wanted to do.

Today, Levine said that he has actual ideas for what the Bioshock Vita title would encompass, but that such a game would require both Sony and Take-Two to sign off on before it is developed.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Levine said that the fate of the game remains in the hands of the "business people" at the two companies.

“Where the Vita stands right now, it’s in the hands of the business people at Take-Two and the business people at Sony working out, hey, what happens in these business people discussions? Fortunately I don’t have to take part in it any more because I sold my company a long time ago,” he said.

“It’s something I’m still very interested in. I still have a cool design for it. It’s a question of, do those guys come to find the right mix that makes everybody happy to make that happen?”

There's little chance that the game, should it ever be developed, would be a straight port of the upcoming Bioshock Infinite. Instead, it'd probably be something else—a spinoff in the Infinite setting, or the Rapture setting of the previous Bioshock games.

“I’ve never said it was Infinite. It will be something. I’m always hesitant to talk too much about things we don’t have anything to show because it’s getting ahead of ourselves," he said." “I’m trying to be very careful."

In related news, Bioshock Infinite has been delayed.