Irrational announces 1999 Mode for Bioshock Infinite

Irrational games has announced a new gameplay mode for people that like games to be challenging. 1999 Mode makes Infinite play like old FPS/RPG titles like Deus Ex 1 or System Shock and it’s sequel. No hand-holding “oh you can win no matter what build you pick” crap here. Oh no you will suffer if you make the wrong choices and you will die if you don’t properly prepare for battle. You won’t be able to reverse the decisions you’ve made. You can’t use weapons properly without the correct specialization and so on.

Man this mode sounds so good. Deus Ex HR’s “Give Me Deus Ex” mode was a nice throwback, but I honestly don’t think it went far enough. There were a number of gameplay elements in the game catered directly towards modern shooters that  prevented it. From the sound of it Infinite’s 1999 Mode is going almost all the way down that road.

I can not wait for this game to come out. I’ve been eagerly anticipating it since it was announced back in 2010.


Source: Irrational Blog