O Fortuna that Rock, Paper, Shotgun reports this interesting piece of news…
2K Boston, formerly known as Irrational Games (System Shock 2, Bioshock, Freedom Force, etc) is no longer 2K Boston. It is formerly 2K Boston! It is now known as… Irrational Games. Apparently 2K realized that there’s a bit of a legacy from Irrational, and simply naming all its wholly-owned studios after their home cities is dumb.
Why does this matter? Because Ken Levine and his team at Formerly 2K Boston have been working on a secret project for the last two years. A project so secret and so important that Levine didn’t even make much fuss when 2K handed control of Bioshock 2 to another developer with the creative name 2K Marin. What is this secret project, you ask? No one knows!
But the grapevine has been whispering for 24 months, and the whispers say… X-COM. A game Ken Levine once described as his first love. Poor Mrs. Levine.
Is it true? No one knows! Well, no one outside 2K Boston Irrational Games, that is. And probably some other people. And Game Informer magazine, which supposedly will have more details in this month’s issue. Check out www.irrationalgames.com for absolutely no more information.