2K Games delivered an official announcement of the new instalment of BioShock, but there will be a few changes this time around. For starters, the new BioShock will be developed by a newly-formed studio called Cloud Chamber, and it is owned by 2K Games of course.
Cloud Chamber will be building its teams in 2K's San Francisco Bay Area headquarters and Montreal, Quebec, and there are a few firsts here. Namely, these are the first 2K studio in Canada and a first woman in 2K's history to launch and lead a studio.
We're talking about Kelley Gilmore, who worked in Firaxis Games, the developer behind Sid Meier's Civilization series and XCOM, to name but a few.
2K describes Cloud Chamber as "a collective of storytellers eager to push the frontlines of interactive entertainment by making unique, entertaining and thoughtful experiences that engage the world". When it comes to BioShock, the franchise certainly deserves no less.
Speaking of the game itself, there's nothing to show as of yet, because the announcement is focused on the new studio, but they did say that the work on the new BioShock started.
"In addition, 2K announced that Cloud Chamber has started to work on the next iteration of the globally acclaimed BioShock franchise, which will be in development for the next several years", they wrote.
While a new BioShock instalment is most certainly great news, 2K's press release pretty much confirms we shouldn't expect anything even remotely playable for the time being.
Gilmore said, “We founded Cloud Chamber to create yet-to-be-discovered worlds - and their stories within - that push the boundaries of what is possible in the video game medium".