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BioShock: Infinite postponed until 2013

Irrational Games' third title in the BioShock series has been delayed until next February.

BioShock Infinite, the third instalment in the critically and commercially successful first-person-shooter series, has been delayed until February 26th next year.

The title's publisher Take-Two Interactive had hoped the title would see the light of day by Christmas this year, but the developer Irrational Games declared that it needed more time and money in order to deliver the best game possible.

However, this could be good news for the publisher, as it means BioShock Infinite will no longer be competing with other big first-person-shooters Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

"When we announced the release date of BioShock Infinite in March, we felt pretty good about the timing," said Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine.

"Since then, we’ve uncovered opportunities to make Infinite into something even more extraordinary. Therefore, to give our talented team the time they need to deliver the best Infinite possible, we’ve decided to move the game’s release to February."

BioShock Infinite is set in a floating city, which is the opposite of the first two games that are set in a vast underwater metropolis known as Rapture.

Players take the role of protagonist Booker DeWitt, who is an ex-Pinkerton agent sent to the  air city named Columbia in order to rescue a young woman named Elizabeth who has been imprisoned in the clouds since her infancy.

Infinite takes place before the other two BioShock games and it yet remains unclear to fans of the series whether the game fits in to the ongoing story arc.

However, the use of psionic abilities that featured heavily in the gameplay of the series has been confirmed to return in promotional material for the upcoming title.

With the developers having another four months to work on the game, industry personnel are expecting the title to really push the boundaries of first-person-shooter both stylistically and in terms of gameplay.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801360726-ADNFCR