GI Show 192: Irrational Closes, WildStar Interview

by Matt Helgeson on Feb 20, 2014 at 01:00 PM

We discuss the surprise closing of BioShock developer Irrational Games, and talk about Carbine Studio's promising new MMO WildStar.

In the first segment, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Joe Juba and Matt Bertz to discuss the recent news that Irrational Games has closed up shop. BioShock creator Ken Levine will continue at 2K with a much smaller, 15-person team, but working on much smaller scale projects. We ponder the possible reasons for the news and what -- if any future -- the BioShock franchise has.

The second segment is much cheerier, as we're joined by Carbine's Stephan Frost, design producer of the promising new MMORPG WildStar. Matt Miller and new GI PC editor Daniel Tack are on hand to ask Frost questions about the studio's vision for the game and gameplay details of the game's playable beta.

Note: This is a bit short. We got hit with a huge blizzard and closed the office today. I had to use the two segments I was able to tape yesterday before the storm. We'll catch up on some of the new releases we missed next week.