BioShock 2 Delayed Says Take-Two

Various sources are reporting that Take Two Interactive has delayed the release date for BioShock 2, pushing the game's eventual release back from Q4 2009 to sometime in "fiscal 2010." The company cites a need to provide additional time for the title although no specific reasons were offered. The new date means that fans won't see more BioShock until next year, sometime after March. Depressing as the news may sound, Take-Two's chairman Strauss Zelnick said that the decision was right for the product.

"The decision to shift a release date is never an easy one, especially with a product as highly anticipated as BioShock2," said Take-Two CEO Ben Feder. "We felt that it was essential to invest the additional time to ensure that this title will deliver what its fans expect and deserve."

In BioShock2, players take on the role of Big Daddy, the prototype for the Daddies seen in the original game. Slated for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows, the game uses a modified version of Epic's Unreal Engine 2.5. Although in development by 2K Marin, Digital Extremes is handling the development of the multiplayer aspect, whereas Arkane Studios is lending a hand on the overall design, animation, and art.

  • doomtomb
    Disappointing but it is for all the better I hope. So many games are pushed back these days (Blizzard! *shakes angry fist*).
  • joex444
    I promise to forget about BioShock 2 with this delayed release date.

    The Q4 2009 date I could have remembered to go buy it, but this Fiscal 2010, I will have forgotten about the first one and not eager to play a second.

  • nukemaster
    Better be worth the wait.
    Despite the bugs(at release) in the first one, the game it self was very good. Please no securom this time :(
  • Ramar
    We used to curse companies that released unfinished piles of poo, now you can be sure we will whine about doing the job right, regardless of how long it takes?

    Coming up: More BAW at 11.
  • doc70
    yes, preparing a worse DRM solution takes time... by the time it's released you will wish it had only securom on it.
  • Ogdin
    Better to push back the release date then rush out a buggy pos for the holiday season.
  • harshahorizon
    First Starcraft 2 now Bioshock 2 this is epic looks like end of 09 would be so dull.Anyway in video gaming industry fake releasing and then pushing back them for couple of time is a common thing.
  • Gazz
    It could be delayed for ever and it wont bother me if it has DRM then I wont be shedding any tears over not playing it
  • Blessedman
    BS1 was a great game, but sure was buggy on release. I would like to see a very polished game instead of something that was rushed for a holiday buck. I just hope it's not delayed because there are too many cooks in the kitchen...
  • avatar_raq
    I hope they're not delaying it only to make it directx 11.