Rumor: 2K is Developing a New BioShock Game at a Secret Studio

Posted by April 14, 2018 Comment

According to a related report by Kotaku a secret studio within developer 2K is working on a new BioShock game. The secret studio, and its project, were both referred to with the codename Parkside, which likely refers to the location of the studio more than anything to do with the game.

“If anyone from Hangar 13 tried to strike up a conversation with [those at this studio], they’d say, ‘Oh, we can’t really talk about it,” one source told Kotaku. “It was all very tight-lipped.” Another source told Kotaku that the studio is keeping the Bioshock team small to avoid overstaffing the project.

“The issue is that Parkside’s not ready for lots of people,” one source said. “They’re trying to be really smart about figuring out what the core thing is.”

 And back in November 2015, parent company Take-Two Interactive’s CEO Strauss Zelnick stated that BioShock is “unquestionably a permanent franchise,” which does indicate they’ll be making another BioShock someday.
Of course, this all remains within the realm of rumor, but its certainly on the “very plausible” side considering what we know. BioShock was a hugely successful franchise, Take-Two Interactive and 2K would be foolish to rule out the prospect of revisiting it. However, considering the end of BioShock: Infinite, there are certainly some very valid reasons for leaving BioShock alone for now (Mass Effect: Andromeda is something of a cautionary tale in this case). That might be why the Parkside studio is so small.
(Last Updated April 14, 2018 3:40 am )

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