If it’s been a while since you got excited about or for that matter even wanted to play a video game – Do Not Watch the BioShock Infinite demo. Believe us, there is a very good reason this demo took home the Game of Show honors at E3 this year, not to mention 38 more Best of Show awards and 35 other awards. This is it:
In general we aren’t big fans of first-person-shooter (FPS) games, let alone those featuring a male player character and female supporting characters whose IQs are dwarfed by their bra-size. That said, we have to admit, this trailer actually made us want to play BioShock Infinite, and that’s the first time in a very long time we’re able to say that.
This riveting demo will delight old and new BioShock players, fans and potentially digital art lovers. The immersive quality and rich detail are exactly what you’d expect from the creative team behind the original BioShock, which by the way is included in the Art of the Video Game exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
BioShock Infinite is being devloped by Irrational Games a 2K Games Studio. 2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take -Two Interactive software, Inc. Take Two announced in May 2011 that the company’s net revenues grew 49 percent to more than $1.14 billion during fiscal year 2011. The company’s current hot title is Rockstar Games’ L.A. Noire, which is available on the Sony PlayStation and Xbox 360 gaming systems. The PC/Mac version is due to be shipped at the end of the year.
BioShock Infinite isn’t hitting store shelves until sometime in 2012 but is available for pre-order. Making the wait even harder is Ken Levine’s revelation that, at least right now, the demo is a segment of actual gameplay from the third level of BioShock Infinite. Find out more about the demo and the game in this exclusive interview from GTTV that aired last week on Spike TV.