Mobile games maker IG Fun is already at the helm of the mobile version of Bioshock, including a 2D version, so the stretch to the more powerful iPhone should actually make life easier. We’d still expect loads of nifty touchscreen actions though.
Nothing is official yet, but IG Fun CEO Sean Malatesta dropped a serious hint to one GDC audience member following his Bioshock Mobile talk session. “Honestly, I can’t comment on BioShock on iPhone right now,” he explained. “It’s top secret.”
Not any more it ain’t.
It sounds rather like IG Fun has some ambitious plans for Bioshock for iPhone, if there’s that much secrecy surrounding it. The question still remains as to whether an all-guns-blazing 3D FPS with groundbreaking visuals and art direction, and tremendous depth of narrative can really survive the transition to a palm-sized iPhone?
Our guess would be ‘hell no’, but we’ve been surprised by iPhone games before, so Bioshock for iPhone could still deliver. We’ll watch IG Fun’s efforts with interest, and urge you to do the same.