Last night, at around 21:00, the official Irrational Games Twitter account asked people to read an important message over on their website. That message was a letter penned by the studio head and father of the BioShock series, Ken Levine; in it he announced that he was shutting down Irrational Games.
“I am winding down Irrational Games as you know it,” Levine explained in his letter, “I’ll be starting a smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor at Take-Two. That is going to mean parting ways with all but about fifteen members of the Irrational team. There’s no great way to lay people off, and our first concern is to make sure that the people who are leaving have as much support as we can give them during this transition.”