Publisher Take-Two Interactive has announced that BioShock 2 won’t be released in the fourth-quarter of 2009 as previously planned. According to a Shacknews interview with Take-Two CEO Ben Feder, the game has now been pushed to the “first half of calendar 2010”.
BioShock 2 was originally scheduled to hit European store shelves on 30 October, with the North American version arriving a few days later on 3 November. The game will be released simultaneously on three platforms: PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.
“The decision to shift a release date is never an easy one, especially with a product as highly anticipated as BioShock 2,” Mr Feder said. “We felt that it was essential to invest the additional time to ensure that this title will deliver what its fans expect and deserve.”
The original BioShock was developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia (previously known as Irrational Games), and was released in 2007 for the PC and Xbox 360. The PS3 version was released in 2008. The sequel is being developed by 2K Marin.