Some new details are being reported revealing a potential setting and time period for the next Bioshock game.
According to Video Games Chronicle‘s own sources and the Sacred Symbols podcast, the game will take place in 1960. Specifically, the action will be set in a fictional city based in the chilly climes of Antarctica. The city is supposedly named Borealis, while the game is currently going under the codename Parkside.
What we do know for certain is that the game is being developed by Cloud Chamber. They were formed in December 2019 when 2K first announced they had put together a new team to work on a new Bioshock game. We also know development has a number of staff working on it who worked on the original series.
These include Johnahan Pelling, a designer on the original Bioshock, is a design director on the new title. Creative Director is J.R. Horgath de le Plante who worked several roles on the original game and was Art Director on Bioshock 2. Finally, Scott Sinclair, Art Director on Bioshock Infinite, is returning in a similar role in the new game.
As you’ve no doubt guessed, 2K aren’t confirming or denying these rumours for the time being. Whether we’ll get a reveal at The Game Awards this week is anyone’s guess. For now we’ll have to wait and see.
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Earlier this year, job postings from Cloud Chamber indicated the next Bioshock game would include open world elements. Our Josh also gave his thoughts back in 2019 on six settings he thought would be ripe for a new Bioshock… and one of them might be right on the money.