A major thing that set BioShock Infinite apart from its contemporaries was the AI partner Elizabeth. According to Eurogamer, this may change soon, as a 2K Games' Senior Artist's LinkedIn profile indicates that the game may be getting DLC that will feature a different companion. The artist's profile states that he has been “providing animation and R&D for a new AI companion character”. The mention of this new AI companion has since been removed.
Going by the ending of BioShock Infinite, it is clear that the DLC will feature some new character entirely, so a new AI companion wouldn’t be completely out of the question. However, the question we’d like to ask is who will it be? Of course, Irrational could just take the easy way out and have us play another version of the protagonist Booker DeWitt.
Bring us the girl, wipe away the debt
One of the many things about BioShock Infinite that was praised by everyone was the interaction between player character Booker and companion Elizabeth. Both the characters offered a nice contrast against each other, with DeWitt’s cynicism and Elizabeth’s optimism. Elizabeth would by no means be an easy character to follow up, but we’ll just have to wait and see what Irrational does with the game’s DLC.
Here is the official description of BioShock Infinite: “Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all the while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret.”
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