2K Finally Confirms A New Bioshock Game Is In Development

2K Finally Confirms A New Bioshock Game Is In  Development

It’s been rumoured for the longest time, but today the gaming community can finally count on it – there’s a new Bioshock game in development, and it’s coming from a brand new AAA development studio.

In a press release, publisher 2K made the announcement that a brand new studio named Cloud Chamber has formed, with locations in both California and Québec. Heading up the studio is Kelley Gilmore, who previously worked for Firaxis, another 2K-owned developer, and is now the very first woman in 2K history to launch and lead a new studio. Cloud Chamber is working on the new Bioshock game, which the publisher confirmed in the press release will still be in development for ‘several more years’.

Cloud Chamber’s Québec office is 2K’s first in Canada and will be headed up by former Zynga General Manager, Ken Schachter. 2K President, David Ismailer, said of the announcement, “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.”

We can’t wait to see where this new studio takes the Bioshock franchise, and although the wait might be long, here’s hoping we learn more soon!

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.