I think it's fairly clear at this point that Bioshock Vita isn't happening. Irrational's gone and it's been vapourware since the 2011 announcement.
That's not stopped Ken Levine tweeting about what could have been though, teasing a turn based "Final Fantasy Tactics style" game that would "work well on the Vita". It certainly sounds a hell of a lot more interesting than just trying to squeeze a tiny FPS out of Sony's machine. Here's what Levine said:
on the Vita game: 2k and sony couldn't put a deal together when I last checked. They seemed way more optimistic about this back in 2011.— Ken Levine (@IGLevine) July 8, 2014
something that would work well on the vita and not be a compromise in any way. also, as some know, i'm a turn based whore. — Ken Levine (@IGLevine) July 8, 2014
Wish I could do it myself, but lawyers and all that. I still love my vita. — Ken Levine (@IGLevine) July 8, 2014
What do you think? I'd have loved to see a different style of game set in the Bioshock Universe. I'm all for a Rapture style expansion DLC in Civilization 5. There was this lovely isometric Bioshock mock up a while back.