BioShock Creator’s Upcoming Game Influenced by System Shock, Middle-earth, Dying Light and more

During a Take This charity livestream event on Monday, BioShock creator Ken Levine took time to talk about his upcoming first-person game.

When asked about what his influences were, he answered with a list of a “broad range of influences.” His upcoming video game is inspired in part by Dark Souls, System Shock, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Civilization, and Dying Light (which he was playing during the livestream). However the game won’t closely resemble to any of those and will be “in the realm” of the earlier games he worked upon.

Levine called naming the influences for the new game as “complicated.” His upcoming project won’t be a huge AAA production and is described as a “smaller, more entrepreneurial” project.

According to him, his new game is set in a “small-scale open world,” and is being designed to be highly replayable.

“I’m so deeply involved in the themes of our new thing, our new game is a science-fiction game,” Levine said. “It involves themes like artificial intelligence and what it means to be programmed, that you are a thing that was created by programming.”

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