Monday, December 9, 2019

New BioShock Game in Development by Cloud Chamber

2K Games confirms new BioShock game being developed by Cloud Chamber under their publishing label.

Last year, a leak from news editor Jason Schreier of video game website Kotaku suggested that a new BioShock game titled "Parkside" was secretly being developed for some time in a studio under developer/publisher 2K Games.

Turns out that leak was very much legit and recently, 2K has officially confirmed that one of their newly-formed internal game development studios, Cloud Chamber is working on next chapter of BioShock for years indeed.

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New BioShock Game in Development by Cloud Chamber

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Currently operating from bay area of San Francisco and Montreal, Qu├ębec offices, new studio head Kelley Gilmore stated in a news release that it will still take a few years to complete the project but didn't confirm a target platform for launch.

Gilmore has 22 years of industry experience and used to work on Sid Meier's Civilization and XCOM series. Cloud Chamber now joins 2K family of studios like 2K Silicon Valley, Cat Daddy Games, Firaxis Games, Hangar 13 and Visual Concepts.

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President of 2K, David Ismailer says the following about critically praised BioShock series in same statement.

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.

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Since next-generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony are coming next year, it is highly likely for them to release the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett with a probable inclusion or exclusion of PC platform for future.

According to reports, upcoming BioShock title actually went under development phase back in 2015 but was rebooted later and started once again in 2017, when 2K Games finally decided to employ an in-house studio to get the job done.

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Given the timeframe for this news to come out all of a sudden, players can hope to get some sort of reveal or official tease through an image at Sony's State of Play presentation soon or at The Game Awards 2019 within a few days.

It's been six years since BioShock Infinite came out in 2013 as last release of the series and old-school fans are still waiting for a new game. However, neither 2K Games nor Cloud Chamber has confirmed if next BioShock game would be a mainline title.