News | BioShock: The Collection now available for free on Epic Games Store

Starting today, BioShock: The Collection is available to claim for free through the Epic Games Store.

The collection can be claimed for free until June 2 and includes remasters of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite.

Earlier, Epic announced that it would be giving away major games for four weeks. Borderlands 3 started last week and now it’s BioShock: The Collection’s turn. It is not yet known which games will be available in the next two weeks.

A new BioShock game has been in the works for a while by the new studio Cloud Chamber. Officially, almost nothing is known about that game, but according to rumors it is set in a city in Antarctica in the 60s.


News | New Bioshock game may be called Bioshock Isolation

The new Bioshock game could well be called Bioshock Isolation.

That’s what Oops Leaks claims. The Twitter account shared the information earlier this month, but yesterday the rumor started gaining traction worldwide with a mention on game forum ResetEra.

According to the tweet, Bioshock Isolation would be set in a new dystopian city – similar to previous installments – and would run on Unreal Ungine 5. The game would be developed by people who previously worked at Bioshock developer Irrational Games, along with people who worked on Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Mafia 3, and Watch Dogs: Legions. The game is expected to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2022.

The last all-new BioShock game, BioShock Infinite, came out in 2013. A sequel was canceled in 2016, but in 2019 2K confirmed that the new studio Cloud Chamber is working on a new installment in the series. Further details besides the above rumors are not yet available.


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.