Irrational Games – the studio headed by Ken Levine, responsible for the BioShock series – is rebranding, now going by the name Ghost Story Games. “Ghost stories are immersive, exciting, and steeped in community,” reads an FAQ, regarding the studio’s moniker. “The name reminds us of our mission.”
“Our mission is simple: to create immersive, story-driven games for people who love games that ask something of them,” reads a mission statement, via Polygon. “While we believe our new games will have strong appeal to fans of BioShock, our new focus allows us to craft experiences where the gameplay is as challenging as the stories.”
Irrational wound down in 2014 following the release of BioShock Infinite and its Burial at Sea DLC, leaving only a handful of members at the studio.
According to the studio’s website, 12 members from Irrational transitioned over. This includes creative director Ken Levine, art director Shawn Robertson, and executive producer Don Roy. They’ve staffed up to 25 workers.
No news yet on what Levine and his team are building, but the studio is currently hiring.