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The Return Of Irrational Games

by Joe Juba on Jan 08, 2010 at 12:41 PM

You may know them as the creators of BioShock, but the Boston-based developer Irrational Games has a heritage that stretches back before the world of Rapture. In the February issue of Game Informer, we take a behind-the-scenes look at the people and games that made the studio a major player in the industry.

After being acquired by Take-Two and before the release of BioShock, Irrational Games' name was changed to 2K Boston. However, after repeatedly being referred to as "2K Boston (formerly Irrational Games)," the team members recognized a value in the previous identity and the legacy that was tied to it. So, the name was changed again; 2K Boston is no more, and Irrational Games is back.

This return to its roots is more than just a new name and logo for Irrational Games. It represents a renewed commitment to the studio's fans, which you can see for yourself at the new The site is currently just a countdown timer, but soon you'll experience an array of cool community features, insight into the game creation process, and never-before-seen tidbits about games like System Shock 2, Freedom Force, and BioShock.

You can read all about the return of Irrational in our February issue, and be sure to check our Irrational Games hub page throughout the month for exclusive features that allow you peek behind the curtain and explore the past, present, and future of Irrational Games.