2K Boston (formerly Irrational Games) now Irrational Games (formerly 2K Boston)

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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.

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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]

DISCUSSION

abyssion1337
abyssion1337

Great news, maybe now they can make an actual remake of System Shock 2 instead of a weaksauce 'spiritual successor' (to be fair I did enjoy bioshock but it had 'Almost Great Syndrome')