Bioshock Infinite 'highly altered' by religious conversations

Release Date: 21/01/2013

Bioshock creator Ken Levine has revealed that he changed one of the characters in the upcoming Bioshock Infinite following conversations with religious co-workers who were reportedly "upset" by some of the game's themes.

Levine told Official PlayStation Magazine: "What I said to them was, 'I'm not going to change anything to get your approval, but I think I understand what you're saying and I think I can do something that's going to make the story better, based on what you said. So I did that, and I'm grateful for them bringing in their perspective. The last thing I wanted to do was change something because it offends somebody, but the thing they pointed out was making it a lesser story."

Levine also points out that this doesn't mean that Bioshock Infinite will be a game about religion, although he expects fans to keep guessing. "I think people first saw it and thought it was a game about the tea party in America," he says. "Then they saw it as a game about the labourer movement. Now people are going to think it's a game about religion. It's about patriotism, it's about all those things but I think we keep larger meanings a little closer to our vest."

We'll find out what thorny social subtexts the game tackles when it launches in March for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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