Secret 2K Studio Working on Next Bioshock

Next BioShock game currently in development at “top-secret” 2K Games studio

Top-Secret 2K Studio Working on Next Bioshock

The last time we visited the world of Bioshock was in 2013's BioShock: Infinite, Irrational Games' swan song and last big project from creator Ken Levine.

Although neither the article nor Schreier hinted at what the secret studio could be, astute observers have noticed that Hangar 13 and the now-defunct BioShock 2 developer 2K Marin are both situated in Novato, California.

Kotaku has reported that a new BioShock title is now under development, there was no additional information given on the title as it is said to be highly secretive. But it's the oddly-offhand mention of a new BioShock that's the real eye-opener.

However, it wasn't as easy as just bringing Hangar 13 employees over to work on BioShock. It seems like it was a source of tension within Hangar 13, everyone competing to get a chance to work on BioShock. According to Schreier, some Hangar 13 devs looking to relocate after the launch of Mafia III wanted to join them, although it sounds like majority were unable to find positions. "It was all very tight-lipped".


2K Games confirmed Fergusson's announcement, but wouldn't comment on the studio nor what it would be working on.

One person who was involved with it said "The issue is that Parkside's not ready for lots of people".

Since then, the studio has "floundered" as it tries to figure out what its next project should be, with ideas like a fourth Mafia set in Las Vegas during the 70s, a spy game set in Berlin in the 80s, and a music-fueled action game ultimately being abandoned. He left 2K Games parent company, Take-Two Interactive, after completing Infinite and wanted to go into making smaller, more experimental titles after finishing the third game in the series.

So now we know that Bioshock is returning, but will it be at E3 this year?

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