This is not a drill: a new BioShock game has been confirmed by 2K Games and I think I speak for everyone when I say HECK YEAHHHHHH!
In a press release, 2K Games announced its new studio, Cloud Chamber, along with the exciting news that the studio’s first big project will be to take on the iconic BioShock series.
The press release describes Cloud Chamber as a “collective of storytellers eager to push the frontlines of interactive entertainment by making unique, entertaining and thoughtful experiences that engage the world.”
Speaking specifically on the BioShock news, the statement continues: “2K announced that Cloud Chamber has started to work on the next iteration of the globally acclaimed BioShock® franchise, which will be in development for the next several years.”
“Several years” might be a while, but it’s okay, I’m patient.
“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,” said David Ismailer, President of 2K.
“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.”
Kelley Gilmore, Global Studio Head of Cloud Chamber added: “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.”
I guess we won’t have too long to wait until we hear more on BioShock!
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