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Ken Levine Interview: BioShock on PS3 from Rapture to Columbia

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142w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has shared an interview today with Ken Levine, which spotlights taking BioShock on PS3 from Rapture to Columbia.

To quote: BioShock's writer and Creative Director, Ken Levine, and his team are now working on BioShock Infinite, a departure from the dark, dystopian corridors of Rapture into the bright skies of Columbia, a floating city named after the female personification of the United States of America.

I recently had the chance to sit down with Ken to talk about the philosophies that underpinned the original BioShock and how, if at all, these are being applied to BioShock Infinite.

PlayStation.Blog: What's more important to you: surprising the player or making existing fans feel familiar?

Ken: When you look at [Register or Login to view links], you can't deny that it's a BioShock game. However, and this might seem counter-intuitive, Rapture was a surprise to the player; you wanted to see what was around each corner because it was so strange.

If we were to take you back to Rapture then that surprise element would no longer be there. Weirdly, we had to change BioShock in order to make it BioShock, or at least to retain that core principle of the unexpected.

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Columbia Adapting Drake's Fortune Video Game for Feature Film

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266w ago - Columbia is developing the Uncharted: Drake's Fortune video game into a feature film, setting Kyle Ward to pen the adaptation that would be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner.

To quote: The story follows a descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue.

The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is racheted up several notches when creatures - actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis - begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure's true secrets.

More details to follow as they become available!
 
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