Levine: There's More To Elizabeth Besides Her Breasts
The Internet is a very sick place. And males between the ages of 15 and 35 can be one-track-minded. Hence...
Bioshock Infinite will undoubtedly be one of the year's best, and franchise fans will also be introduced to a new character: Elizabeth. Now, she's a very important character in the story and chances are, she'll be well-liked. But there's another aspect of her that has received a fair amount of attention online...
Her chest. And Irrational Games boss Ken Levine isn't amused. In speaking to OXM UK, he spoke at length about the process of creating the character in question, and why he's a little disappointed in the aforementioned immaturity. Said Levine:
"In terms of her body type, I think certainly people on the Internet have spent way more time thinking about Elizabeth's chest than I have. It's something I've barely thought about."
He goes on to say that Elizabeth has evolved over time, and may continue to evolve right up until the point of the game's release. But he certainly doesn't spend much time thinking about how much cleavage she'll have; he has more important factors to consider. Elizabeth can tap into other dimensions, remember, and she's central to what is guaranteed to be a complex and riveting plot. Finished Levine:
"It's disappointing when [Elizabeth's appearance] becomes a focus for conversation because that was never my intent and it's sort of a disincentive - I'd much rather talk about what she's going through as a person, but whatever, they have the right to shout out whatever they want."
We hear ya, Ken. It's the Internet. What can you do?
Related Game(s): Bioshock Infinite
1/3/2012 8:56:22 PM Ben Dutka