Clockwork Revolution

Microsoft Responds to Clockwork Revolution Bioshock Similarities

If you watched the Microsoft Showcase event this past weekend and paid attention to a new game called Clockwork Revolution, you’re likely wondering if this is the new Bioshock. It isn’t… But we don’t blame you for thinking that because most of the internet is currently dissecting the gameplay trailer and comparing it to Bioshock Infinite. On the surface, the game looks like a direct clone.

Now the similarities between Clockwork Revolution and Bioshock Infinite span across many of the game’s features. From the large air trams to the buildings and even the enemies. Fans are wondering why the team at inXile made the trailer very similar too.

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Both games feature a Steampunk design and if you had to compare the trailers, they are oddly similar. So much so that for almost every shot in the Clockwork Revolution trailer, there’s an alternate clone in the Bioshock Infinite trailer.

Clockwork Revolution is described as a “time-bending steampunk first-person RPG”. The game’s description reads:

“After stumbling across an incredible invention that allows you to travel into the past, you discover the city you call home — the vibrant steam-powered metropolis of Avalon — has been carefully crafted through the alteration of historical events. By traveling back to key moments, your interactions and choices will have a butterfly effect on the deep, narrative-driven world and characters of Avalon, causing them to change and react in unprecedented ways.”

Read that as you must, it doesn’t shy far away from the events in Bioshock Infinite. Someone on Twitter even compiled a full thread of the similarities. Sky rails, main character with a scarf, giant robot man, carnival areas, lots of propaganda posters and more.

With all the talk of the game being a copy and paste, Microsoft actually released a statement to address the controversy. The company said to IGN that all similarities are completely unintentional. Microsoft seems to state that because Clockwork Revolution is an RPG and you can create your own character, the game isn’t a clone of Bioshock Infinite.

“Any similarities are unintentional. Players will be able to fully customize their own main character in the game.”

Clockwork Revolution is currently in development with no release date in sight. The game is set to launch on Xbox and PC. Watch the trailer down below. I have also included the Bioshock trailer so you can compare the two for yourself.

Source: IGN

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