As for whether that game would bring players to Rapture or Columbia, Levine reminded us that “I actually never said where it was going to be set. I just said it would be in the BioShock franchise.”
BioShock Vita was first teased at E3 2011 when Levine brought the handheld on stage during Sony’s press conference and referred to it as his “pet project.” Later, Levine confirmed to IGN that BioShock Vita will be an all new game, commenting that “it's a different project. It's its own thing being built from the ground up” and “a core game.”
Levine last commented on BioShock Vita in October 2011, referring to the project as “in the paper design stage” and noting that the Vita iteration is “a different goal. And it has to sort of have its own voice in the franchise.”
Irrational’s next game, BioShock Infinite, will hit stores in March 2013.