The news is not too surprising to me, but those wanting to play with friends in BioShock Infinite
will have to do without it. Designer Ken Levine tweeted
that there won't be multiplayer in the game.
The first BioShock didn't have it and Ken didn't work on the sequel which did have multiplayer in courtesy of Digital Extremes. The second game had the luxury of having a separate team code the multiplayer feature whereas there's just one team working on Infinite.
I never did delve into that portion as I was engrossed in the single player campaign of BioShock 2. While a great deal of games today have multiplayer, let's hope Irrational's really working hard to perfect Infinite's single player.