News | New BioShock from 2K studio Cloud Chamber announced

Today 2K  announces the existence of a new game in the BioShock series. Apart from the fact that the development is being done by the new studio Cloud Chamber, few details are known.

Cloud Chamber has offices in Montreal, Canada and California, United States and is led by Kelley Gilmore, who previously worked on Civilization games and Xcom: Enemy Unknown and Xcom 2. 2K President David Ismailer said the following about the new game: “BioShock is one of the most beloved, award-winning and top-rated series of the previous console generation. We can’t wait to see in which direction the powerful story and unmistakable first-person-shooter gameplay are headed by our new studio team from Cloud Chamber. “

No details about the new BioShock have been shared. It is therefore not clear whether the game is set at an existing location from the series, such as Rapture or Columbia, or whether a completely new setting has been chosen.

In April rumors about a new BioShock and a new studio appeared. According to reports from Kotaku, the game is codenamed ‘Parkside’. Last month, a number of clues about a new part also appeared in the franchise. Take-Two, for example, reported during a financial presentation that “prosecution of our biggest game franchises” were coming. There was also a vacancy for a developer who could form the endgame of an unannounced game focused on “live services”. Possibly this means that the game will get a similar set-up at some point as Borderlands 3, Destiny 2 or other ‘live’ games.

In an interview Gilmore from Cloud Chamber announced that the new BioShock will “be in development for several years”. Chances are that the game will appear in 2021 at the earliest and is under development for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett.


News | More clues hint to a new BioShock sequel

More evidence has surfaced that hint to a new BioShock game. Secret 2K studio in Novato is working on it.

The rumor that a secret studio of 2K Games is working on a new BioShock part has been going around for some time. Take-Two reported a while ago during a financial presentation that 2K Games is working on a ‘long-awaited’ new game. The new BioShock is code-named ‘Parkside’.

A similar statement was made last week by Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, during a presentation of the quarterly figures. According to the CEO, the publisher currently has “the strongest development pipeline in history” and that fans can “continue to expect the biggest franchises.”

In the same week as this statement, a vacancy appeared on the 2K website. The studio is looking for an End Game developer who can start immediately in Novato, California. This is the same studio that is reportedly working on the next BioShock part, as can be read above.

An End Game developer deals with content that can be played after a game has finished. So if it is indeed about BioShock, then chances are that the game is already well underway.

A fanatical Redittor has set up a page listing a list of respected developers currently working in Novato. Many of these developers have worked on BioShock games earlier in their career.
There are a lot of clues that hint at a new BioShock, but as yet nothing is officially known. Nevertheless, it looks bright for BioShock fans.