Irrational Games emerged back in 1997, founded by Ken Levine, Jon Chey, and Rob Fermier. The studio co-developed System Shock 2 to critical acclaim and spoiled pants, and since then has produced a variety of titles, from Freedom Force to SWAT to Bioshock. Their latest release came last year with Bioshock Infinite. So, what's next for the acclaimed studio? Irrational Games Talk about a bio-complete surprise. But... yeah, that's quite a bombshell. Irrational Games is downsizing and handing over the reins of the Bioshock franchise to 2K, even after Bioshock Infinite's sales success. One can only speculate if this has anything to do with the game's drawn out development cycle, which saw it delayed, dropping multiplayer features, scrapping/rearranging entire story elements, and (supposedly) going massively over budget. After an experience like that, it'd be easy to imagine why he might need a break and/or Take Two might want them cut down. If only they just called it "Skyoshock." All of these problems could have been avoided. After the release of the last bit of Infinite DLC, it seems that the future of the Bioshock franchise will be in the hands of other studios. Then again, seeing how Bioshock 2 worked out (and what Infinite ended up as), maybe that's not such a bad thing after all.