We usually don’t cover video game stuff on Collider, but I had to post this extended demo of BioShock Infinite. We’ve seen a brief trailer for the game, but this is a full-on, 15-minute look at the gameplay and my jaw was on the floor. The art direction alone is astonishing. As your character Booker DeWitt moves through the floating city of Columbia, I just wanted to tell the demo’s player to slow down and gaze at everything. This looks like a game you won’t lose yourself in just because there’s so much to do, but also because it’s too beautiful to look away. And it’s not just a pretty picture. 2K Games looks like they’ve built on the mechanics they introduce in BioShock, created a richer narrative, and crafted what could be one of the most immersive video games of all time. There’s a ton of promise in this demo and it makes the wait until the game’s release (sometime in 2012) feel like an eternity. If you had a most-anticipated game that wasn’t BioShock Infinite, it’s about to be pushed aside.
Hit the jump to check out the demo.
Demo via Joystiq.