Ken Levine made a formal announcement today that Bioshock Infinite has been delayed until February 26, 2013. Below are a few excepts from his statement:
When we announced the release date of BioShock Infinite in March, we felt pretty good about the timing.
Since then, we’ve come to realize that some specific tweaks and improvements will make Infinite into something even more extraordinary. Therefore, to give our talented team the time they need, we’ve decided to move the game’s release to February 26, 2013. We wanted to let our loyal (and very patient!) fans know this as soon as possible.
We are also going to hold off on showing BioShock Infinite at the big events of the summer, like E3 and Gamescom. That way, the next time you see our game, it will be essentially the product we intend to put in the box. Preparing for these events takes time away from development, time we’re going to use instead to get the best version of Infinite into your hands in February.
On top of this news, there have been strong rumors swirling for days now that Irrational is working on a version of Bioshock for the Playstation Vita with a September launch date already planned out. If indeed these rumors are true then we will know more about it all soon enough. What do you guys think about the delay overall though? Please feel free to leave your comments below.