a poor financial
report last week, gaming publisher Take-Two Interactive has nevertheless acquired developer Irrational Games, creators
of the hugely influential and critically acclaimed System Shock 2
had previously worked with VU Games and EA.
Of note, Take-Two "will publish Irrational's
role-playing/first-person shooter BioShock
for the PC and as-yet unnamed
'next-gen platforms' in 2007." Gamespot infers, "Given Take-Two's proclivity for porting top-tier PC action
games like Prey
and Elder Scrolls IV
to the Xbox 360, it is almost certain it will be released on Microsoft's new console."BioShock
is Irrational's highly anticipated "spiritual successor
" to the System Shock series.