Bioshock Infinite To Include 1999 Mode

Bioshock Infinite is an upcoming game developed by Irrational Studios. It is the third game of the Bioshock franchise and, in the timeline of the alternate universe of the video games, is a prequel to the first two games. It is set, unlike the previous two games, in the fictional air-city of Columbia that has elements of steampunk, Star Wars and Final Fantasy in a surreal-yet-gritty mash up. The developers recently announces that the game will have a super-hard ‘1999 mode’ which will test the player’s skills to the maximum:-


BioShock Infinite’s 1999 Mode will feature an especially demanding gaming experience, forcing you to examine your decisions while going through your adventure in Columbia. With every choice you make, there are irreversible implications, and if your choices guide you down a path not suited to your play style, you will suffer for it.

Every step of the game will involve you taking decisions, such as weapon specializations (with most enemies being impervious to your attacks unless you have the requisite specializations) and resource planning. Irrational Games’ Creative Director Ken Levine goes on to say that “In 1999 Mode, gamers face more of the permanent consequences of their gameplay decisions. In BioShock Infinite, gamers will have to sweat out the results of their actions. In addition, 1999 Mode will demand that players pick specializations, and focus on them.”

This is making me all super excited for this game. What do you guys think?

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