Creators of BioShock Given a New Identity
Irrational Games, the developer behind System Shock 2 as well as BioShock, is no longer known as Irrational Games. The formerly independent studio which had both of their branches acquired by Take-Two Interactive last year under the 2K Games label, will now be known as 2K Australia and 2K Boston.
Take-Two assures everyone that these changes will result in no loss of creative control for the companies. “We’re proud to be part of the 2K Games family and enjoy the new opportunities and artistic freedoms this strengthened relationship provides,” said Irrational president Ken Levine. “The name change signifies our growing position as a central part of 2K Games, and we plan to ensure our future titles continue to set new standards of quality and innovation for the industry.”
Take-Two can say what they want about creative control – everyone knows what eventually happens when a company buys out another one, and the developers “formally known as Irrational” might feel the ax smite them sooner than they think.