It didn't sound likely that 2K Marin would go back and accommodate gamepad support for BioShock 2 on the PC, a complaint that quickly arose after release this week. But now the studio's made it official.

"I talked to the dev team about controller support for BioShock 2, and I want to let you know that we won't be adding this into the game in a patch," a community manager said on the offical forums this evening. "The decision not to support the controller was not made lightly, and to add it now would take a complete re-envisioning of the UI that the team worked so hard to create.

"I'm sorry for those of you who are disappointed, and I want you to know that your comments and concerns have been heard and will be taken in to account when we are planning in the future."

Naturally, the reaction to this disappointment was thoughtful and proportionate.

Bioshock2 PC- Does it Support 360 Gamepad Ingame?? [2K Games Forums]