After announcing its imminent closure, the studio that created BioShock and BioShock Infinite appears to be hiring again.
In February, studio head Ken Levine announced that Irrational Games was "winding down" after the release of BioShock Infinite, and that he'd relinquished the studio's intellectual property to publisher 2K Games.
However, new listings on the Irrational website state that the studio is looking for an IT manager and a senior programmer.
It's unclear as to why the listings have appeared. There are numerous possibilities. It's possible Levine is hiring for his new, smaller-scale development team and he intends to keep using the Irrational brand. It's also possible that Take-Two Interactive intends to set up a new studio and leverage the Irrational Games brand.
After wrapping on BioShock Infinite, Levine said that his passion has turned to making a different kind of game than a large studio like Irrational was capable of in its current state.