One franchise that has been remarkably dormant this generation has been Bioshock. We’ve seen the Bioshock Collection on Xbox One (which collates the three games in the series) but no new entries to the franchise. It has been rumoured for a while now that there was a new Bioshock title in development. Well, we now have confirmation and know which studio is making it. The president of 2K Games, David Ismailer, had this to say –
“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.”
And here’s what Kelley Gilmore, the Global Studio Head at Cloud Chamber, had to say –
“We founded Cloud Chamber to create yet-to-be-discovered worlds – and their stories within – that push the boundaries of what is possible in the video game medium. Our team believes in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of its thinking. We are a deeply experienced group of game makers, including many responsible for BioShock’s principal creation, advancement and longstanding notoriety, and honored to be part of the 2K family as stewards of this iconic franchise.”
So it looks like we will be getting another Bioshock game. However, I wouldn’t hold out too much hope for it to come to Xbox One. With the game still in the early days of development, I think it’s safe to say that this is going to end up coming out on whatever Project Scarlett turns out to be.