BioShock Infinite adds PlayStation Move Support; NGP version coming soon
Ken Levine from from Irrational Games has just revealed that the latest in the alternate-history, deeply narrative-focused BioShock series will add a bit of hand-waving to the story — because the PS3 version of BioShock Infinite will support PlayStation Move motion controls. Not only will Infinite get PlayStation Move support, but Levine teased that the company is working on an NGP title set in the BioShock universe.
Jack Tretton then announced that the PlayStation 3 version of BioShock Infinite will include the first BioShock game on the same Blu-ray disc.
But I’m also here to back our commitment up with action. Like Move integration. Like a new game set in the BioShock universe on PS Vita. Like a free copy of BioShock 1 with each copy of BioShock Infinite on PS3 to ensure that everyone in the PlayStation world gets a chance to see how the whole BioShock magilla began.
The trailer of the first-person game began with the player looking at the character of Elizabeth, who was frightfully peering through a door that was cracked open. The voice of the player character, Booker DeWitt, was heard promising Elizabeth that “I will stop him.” Elizabeth replied asking Booker to promise her that, if the worst happened, he would not let the man of which they spoke take her back, dramatically placing Booker’s massive hand on her tiny neck as she did so.
Things happen very quickly during the trailer and there’s little opportunity to bask in the game’s environments, but it still shows off some nice details, like the towering billboards with old-fashioned artwork that can be seen as Booker speeds along the rails. The trailer was followed by Irrational Games’ Ken Levine taking the stage and commenting that he’s been known to express a negative viewpoint of motion controls. He went on to say, though, that after a recent discussion with Sony about the Move, he now sees it as offering the potential to open up the Bioshock story and world to more people. He stated that Bioshock Infinite will implement the Move in ways that won’t alienate core gamers, though he didn’t offer any more details just yet.
Check out Bioshock Infinite announcement trailer,