Ken Levine Talks Cut-Scenes and Voice Actors in BioShock Infinite Video

Irrational Games has released a new video for its upcoming FPS Bioshock Infinite, detailing the characters of this highly anticipated game. Game director Ken Levine sat down with voice actors Troy Baker (Booker DeWitt) and Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth), and the three discuss the game’s main characters and Levine’s dislike for cut-scenes.

In the video, Ken Levine elaborates on the biggest character in the original BioShock for him, and delves into his view on storytelling:

In BioShock 1 I think the biggest character in the world was actually the world – the world of Rapture. In Infinite we’re continuing that tradition as well – there’s a lot of narrative told in the world, probably on the same scale as with BioShock 1.

But we also saw an opportunity to bring the dynamic element of storytelling to the characters and our challenge is of course that we don’t have a very presentational medium…

When you think about storytelling in a lot of games you’re thinking about having a cut-scene or being locked into place. That’s not something that we really like to do.

Check out the video below and let us know what you think.

Bioshock Infinite is currently set for release in 2012 for the PS3, 360, and PC.