Ah, PAX. It’s so close! But announcements like these make it seem so far away. The first public discussion of BioShock Infinite will be taking place this Friday from 5-6 PM in the Manticore Theatre at this year’s Penny Arcade Expo (East). Irrational Games’ Creative Director Ken Levine, Art Director Nate Wells, Lead Artist Shawn Robertson, and Senior Effects Artist Stephen Alexander will sit down to discuss the highly imaginative setting for Bioshock Infinite, the floating city of Columbia. The team will be spilling the beans on the creative process, how they arrived at a floating city, and inspirations for the game. I’d imagine they’d be taking questions as well.
If you want to be heard, be sure to line up early as this one’s expected to fill up almost immediately. You can also stop by the Irrational Games booth in the north lobby of the convention center (they might just mean near the 2K section, which is 950 and 936 at the Expo Hall) to get yourself some free swag, talk to the devs, and get them to sign your stuff. From 10-11:45am on all three days you can enter a raffle to win one of three splicer masks. It’s certainly going to be a special event, but if you ask me, floating cities are so 90’s Final Fantasy.