Ken Levine has revealed that the release of BioShock: Infinite has been pushed back to March 2013.
The hotly-anticipated shooter was originally due out in late February, though has been delayed a month to allow for extra polishing and bug fixing.
The Irrational Games-developed title will now be released on March 26, 2013.
Speaking at a press event today, Levine said: “When Rod Fergusson [former Gears of War franchise director at Epic Games] came on board we looked at the game.”
“He was there for about a month and he said, 'look, I've been looking at the schedule and looking at the game and frankly you could really benefit from another three or four more weeks for polish and bug fixing.'”
“We talked about it. I knew I'd probably get beat up in the press a little bit about it. But at the end of the day, if it's going to make a better game we're going to do it.”
“So the new date is March 26. That's my bad news,” he concluded.
The PlayStation 3 version of BioShock: Infinite will come with a free copy of the original BioShock in North America.