Announced back in 2011, the BioShock PlayStation Vita title still hasn't even started production.

Speaking with IGN's "Beyond" podcast, Ken Levine discussed the status of BioShock on the Vita, and why we still haven't seen or heard any more about the game since E3 2011.

"[BioShock on the Vita] is sort of out of my hands right now," Levine said. "I've got my fingers crossed that that's going to happen because it's something I want to do, but until somebody starts signing the checks, there's nothing I can do."

Irrational's creative director went on to add that he wasn't party to the business dealings, but has made clear to parent company Take-Two Interactive that this project is something he'd like to tackle. "I sort of tell them, 'Look, this is something we'd like to do, can you try to make it happen?'" Levine added. "And of course Take-Two, at the end of the day, it has to work for them financially, it has to work for Sony financially... and hopefully it will come to fruition."

The Vita could certainly use a top tier franchise like BioShock to prove its worth, and hopefully the handheld is still around by the time Irrational is able to start work on the game.