BioShock will not have multiplayer, but there is the promise of downloadable add-on content.
An official community Q&A for BioShock
, the eagerly-anticipated sci-fi horror first person shooter from Irrational Games, has revealed that the game will not have a multiplayer component.
2K Games Community Manager Elizabeth Tobey confirmed that there will be no multiplayer elements
and explained that there was a specific reason behind the decision. "BioShock features a compelling storyline that revolves around the experiences of one man as he enters the decaying world of Rapture.
"Having a multiplayer component would have compromised the story we were trying to tell so we made the decision to keep this game as a single player experience,"
While there is no multiplayer in BioShock
, Tobey did indicate that the game would have an online component of some description. With the lack of multiplayer though, this probably means there may be a storyline add-on for the single player game.
Irrational is primarily developing the game for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, with the PC version being a port. Tobey added that while this is the case, there's an in-house team dedicated to optimising both the interface and gameplay mechanics in order to meet PC gamer's expectations.
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