The future of the “BioShock” franchise seemed bleak after creator Ken Levine and Irrational Games closed down in 2014. That company rebranded as Ghost Story Games but still had no interest in going back to the series.
Now publisher 2K Games has revealed a fourth title is in the works with a new team from their in-house studio Cloud Chamber. Cloud Chamber has already begun development on a fourth “BioShock” and that it will work on the next installment for several years. Gaming veteran Kelley Gilmore, who previously worked on the “XCOM” and “Sid Meier’s Civilization” franchises, will serve as Cloud Chamber’s Global Studio Head.
David Ismailer, President of 2K, says in a statement: “As we continue growing our product portfolio, we remain inspired by opportunities to invest further in our valuable IP, great people and their collective, long-term potential. BioShock is one of the most beloved, critically praised and highest-rated franchises of the last console generation. We can’t wait to see where its powerful narrative and iconic, first-person shooter gameplay head in the future with our new studio team at Cloud Chamber leading the charge.”
The new in-house studio is said to be a collective of storytellers who will push the frontline of interactive entertainment with “unique, entertaining and thoughtful experiences that engage the world.” Teams will be built in San Francisco and around Quebec.
Source: 2K Games