It’s not clear when the Spike Video Game Awards became premiere night for early 2013 release titles, but this weekend’s award ceremonies were packed with exclusive looks at upcoming titles.
2K Games and Irrational Games were in on the action, releasing a nice chunk of gameplay footage for the upcoming BioShock Infinite. This new video comes just days after it was announced the game will be delayed again, this time to March 26.
While the game’s world does look highly interesting and full of detail, it remains to be seen whether the game will encourage exploration and strategy in the way the first BioShock did. Judging from the video below, it appears that Irrational may have taken a step down the generic shooter path. The set pieces in Infinite look to come early and often, and the encounter with the Handyman doesn’t appear to have been carefully chosen the way an encounter with a Big Daddy would have been in BioShock.
Still, this is only a glimpse into what BioShock Infinite may offer, and shouldn’t be used to fully judge the game. 2K can’t be blamed for advertising the game in a way that might appeal to some of those gamers who threw $1 billion at Call of Duty: Black Ops II.