BioShock Vita's fate has been cast in doubt. Irrational had put the game in a holding pattern to finish BioShock Infinite, which is now coming out on March 26. Series creative director Ken Levine says whether or not the game is made is currently out of his hands.
"That is in the hands of business people right now," he told IGN. "It's something I'm still interested in, and people ask me that all the time. Right now I'm just sort of waiting to see what the business people come up with, and that's sort of out of my hands at this point. That's something that I think has a lot of potential. The game idea we have has a lot of potential. It's just a question of [if] their stars all align."
The business considerations Levine is referring to probably involve whether it will be worth it to put resources into a Vita-exclusive game that won't even start development until March of next year. Sony's handheld has struggled with sales, which could be making Take-Two nervous about the prospect.
If the game does come out, though, it may not tie directly into either of the existing BioShock settings. Asked if it would take place in Rapture or Columbia, Levine remarked: "I actually never said where it was going to be set. I just said it would be in the BioShock franchise."