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More evidence points to a new Bioshock on the way

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Rumours point to yes! Reality (and a dash of scepticism) point to maybe, so let’s not get too excited just yet.

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Since Bioshock Infinite launched to wild praise from both critics and consumers, only to have that positive reception dwindle due to a process of time and hindsight, the entire franchise has been through somewhat of a hiatus. Since series designer Ken Levine left the Bioshock games behind to focus on more “smaller, more entrepreneurial” projects for publisher 2K, Bioshock has largely been forgotten, looking back on through misty eyes of nostalgia and an adoration for a shooter that was truly ahead of its time. Although if current rumours are to be believed, that could be changing fairly soon…

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Hints that a new Bioshock game was in development have been swirling around for ages now, with the first nugget of information coming from a report from Kotaku stating that a “top-secret” studio, located in Novato , California, was hard at work on breathing life into the franchise once again. This rumour has been further exacerbated by a recent earnings call from Take-Two, which states that the publisher has “the strongest development pipeline in history”, elaborating that in the near future the company would be releasing sequels from their biggest franchises as well as entirely new IP’s.

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Which doesn’t mean much by itself, but a recent job listing published by 2K for a studio in Novato, states that the development team is looking for an “End Game Level Designer”. “We want to build a post-narrative set of systems, quests and player progression that gives our fanatic fangirls and fanboys more content to experience on an ongoing, live-services basis”, reads the listing.

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So that’s not much to go by, but as highlighted by PC Gamer, a reddit thread that summarises the current talent employed at this mysterious Novato studio reveals that five of the twelve employees have done substantial work on previous Bioshock games. Which…I mean, some people will no doubt read a lot into that but I’m not holding my breath. It makes sense to gather people who’ve done good work together on a new team, but that doesn’t mean Bioshock will be the end product. Still, this industry is strange and weirder things have happened.

Last Updated: November 14, 2019

20 Comments

  1. G8crasha

    November 14, 2019 at 12:00

    You have no idea how much I hope this is true!

    Reply

  2. Yozzie

    November 14, 2019 at 12:00

    I remember buying the remastered games of 1 and 2 a while back. Maybe it’s time to get into them.

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    • Admiral Chief

      November 14, 2019 at 12:17

      I never played the remastered ones (WITH ACHIEVEMENTS)
      There is one option for December

      Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    November 14, 2019 at 12:09

    Makes sense, they’ve lost a lot of good will with Anthem and Meh Effect, so they’re gonna cash in on Bioshock

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 14, 2019 at 12:00

    HL XCOM 3 confirmed!

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    • Yozzie

      November 14, 2019 at 14:21

      Please no

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 14, 2019 at 14:21

        You get your Pokemon 5000 game tomorrow, I can get an XCOM 3.

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        • Admiral Chief

          November 14, 2019 at 14:21

          A man CHOOSES, a slave gets Pokemon

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          • Yozzie

            November 14, 2019 at 14:21

            That’s what you say until your favorite mannetjie dies and you restart a save.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 14, 2019 at 14:29

            Git gud.

        • Admiral Chief

          November 14, 2019 at 17:31

          Agreed

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        • Yozzie

          November 14, 2019 at 17:31

          FINE!

          …and it’s Pokemon 400

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          • Hammersteyn

            November 14, 2019 at 17:37

            Did Thanos snap his fingers again?

          • Yozzie

            November 14, 2019 at 17:45

            No. It’s like Brexit. But only they call it Dexit

          • Hammersteyn

            November 14, 2019 at 17:58

            i saw XD

          • Yozzie

            November 14, 2019 at 17:58

            Only difference is that they actually did leave.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 14, 2019 at 17:58

            LOOOOOOOOOOOL

          • Admiral Chief

            November 14, 2019 at 18:04

            Wait, this is a thing? The pokeplayers left?

          • Yozzie

            November 14, 2019 at 19:19

            I think they mean the Pokemon who did not make the cut “left”

    • HvR

      November 14, 2019 at 12:46

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