In a attempt to please everyone, Ken Levine today revealed that gamers from around the world will be able to participate in an online poll to choose which game they want to ship in the Bioshock Infinite boxes. The move, something 2K encouraged, is believed to help gamers settle on what looks to be a very contentious game.
“The landscape of gaming as changed since the original Bioshock,” explained Ken (yeah I called him Ken, we’re pals. I have his business card and he called me “kid” once. I think he may have been talking to his son but I was there too.) “Gamers want more and more from full retail titles, and we want to deliver an experience everyone can enjoy, regardless of age, gender, or expectations based on released trailers and media. If we deliver the game gamers vote for they have no right to complain.”
Ken then revealed the options were The Darkness 2, Spec Ops: the Line and the entirety of THQ’s back catalogue (something he bulk bought in the humble bundle sale). When gamers pointed out all these games were notoriously bad sellers Ken gave them a knowing look.
“This isn’t a cynical stock clearing guys, it’s a chance to change gaming for everyone! Plus, you know, they are getting dusty and we need to get rid of them before 7pm next Friday or we’ll have to re-rent the warehouse, and I can’t afford to do that when I’m putting all my money into my insane game ideas. Now, vote for your favourite!”