Rumor: BioShock 2 Won't Involve Ken Levine?

kenlevine1-1.jpgSurfer Girl, known for her mysterious rumors that more often than not turn out to be true, has posted the possible news that a forthcoming sequel to BioShock may not involve creative designer, Ken Levine, at all. Apparently, the team he worked with on BioShock is going so far as to set up a new studio for the sequel to avoid working with him again:

“2K Boston is still recovering – a good chunk of the BioShock team did not want to work with Ken ever again, and 2K definitely understood the sentiment and let them set up a new studio so that they can make Bioshock 2, leaving Ken with Project X [an upcoming X-COM remake]. A good chunk of the other senior 2K Boston people who were sick of Ken but didn’t move to San Francisco ended up scattering to other AAA developers instead. In Quincy, they’re essentially rebuilding a team from almost scratch again.”

That’s rather disheartening news, seeing as Levine was kind of the front runner of the team. I’m sure the other members of the development team could pull off a good sequel, but it probably wouldn’t be quite the same. Of course, this could all turn out to be completely untrue. We shall see.

Via Surfer Girl

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License to ill

On November 30, 2007 at 3:52 pm

Guy must be a douche to work with if everyone from his team hates him…


On November 30, 2007 at 4:30 pm

In related news I noticed yesterday that Boston 2K are now advertising for devs with PS3 experience.

Tools Programmer (UE3, PS3 and production experience using Python or Ruby will be highly regarded):

Senior Console Programmer (Experience with PS3 development is highly desirable):


On November 30, 2007 at 11:03 pm

Taking Ken out of the team is like riping the hart out of bioshock…way 2 go 2K.