2K Boston Goes Back To Irrational Games

Game Informer confirms a poorly kept secret - that 2K Boston is returning to its original name, Irrational Games, by which it was known before 2K Games acquired.

The name change provoked something of an identity crisis, with the parenthetical "(formerly Irrational Games)" trailing many references to the studio, so people would remember its history going back to 1997. Earlier this year, a trademark was filed for "Irrational Boston," and some t-shirts spied at Game Developers Conference indicated a name switch was in the works.

There's a countdown clock at the studio's website, which seems to indicate the name switch is effective sometime Tuesday.

The Return of Irrational Games [Game Informer]


    Hopefully 2k Australia returns to Irrational (Australia) as well.

    Tribes Reboot?

    You know I used to play WoW with a few guys from the Canberra studio, heck one of the missus' mates husband's is on the dev team for Bioshock 2. I'm sure they'll be glad to get the original studio name back.

    Now all we need is for someone to get the System Shock IP back fromt he 30 million companies that own a piece of it (Mostly looking at EA here) and the world will be right again.

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