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Ken Levine pours cold water over Bioshock Vita hopes

'2K and Sony couldn't put a deal together,' says Levine

Hopes for a BioShock title on PS Vita have been dampened by series creator Ken Levine.

Taking to Twitter, Ken Levine said that a deal needs to be struck between publisher 2K Games and Sony before the long promised BioShock Vita title is a possibility.


"On the Vita game: 2k and sony couldn't put a deal together when I last checked," He wrote. "They seemed way more optimistic about this back in 2011.

"Wish I could do it myself, but lawyers and all that. I still love my Vita."

Levine also offered insight into what he had envisioned for a BioShock Vita title, and it wasn't a common first-person shooter.

"I was thinking a Final Fantasy Tactics style thing set in pre-fall Rapture," Levine said in response to queries regarding what he had in mind for the game.

"Something that would work well on the Vita and not be a compromise in any way. Also, as some know, i'm a turn based whore."

While BioShock studio Irrational Games closed in 2013, 2K Games still owns the rights to the BioShock franchise.

BioShock Vita was originally announced at Sony's E3 2011 press conference. Since then, Levine has expressed enthusiasm for the project but nothing eventuated.