Dealing with as something delicate as religion in video games is something that’s been done by quite a few titles and every time there’s some controversy arising, with people feeling offended by some harsh views on the matter: most of the times, religion hasn’t been depicted in a very positive light.
The upcoming Bioshock: Infinite, the latest entry in the Bioshock franchise contains religious themes: Ken Levine didn’t cut the content off but he listened to fans feedback on the matter. As a matter of fact, one character in the game was heavily altered thanks to feedback from other religious team members.
Ken Levin, however, states that he didn’t change the religious themes just to avoid offending some people since he’d feel this to be censoring: he listened to feedback because he felt that the story would only gain from this changes and the fact that the religious themes have been toned down as well is just an after effect.
However Infinite story won’t be centered on the religious aspects of the plot: the game will talk about patriotism and in doing so will deal with a lot of themes tied to it.
Bishock Infinite will be released in less than two month on Pc, Ps3 and Xbox 360.