Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

A new BioShock is now under development

A new BioShock is now under development

The revelation that a new BioShock is happening is buried within a larger story about the struggles of Mafia III developers Hangar 13. In a lengthy report on the state of Mafia III developer Hangar 13, Kotaku has uncovered the existence of a "top secret" BioShock project - and it's happening in Novata, California in the building next to Hangar 13. You can check out that tweet on the news for the new game below.

The project is called Parkside and if anyone at Hangar 13 asked about their neighbors project they would say "Oh, we can't really talk about it". "It was all very tight-lipped". Presumably that means Ken Levine won't be involved in the project, as he's now working on an original project at his new 2K-backed studio Ghost Story Games.

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BioShock Infinite was the last game in the franchise and it came out back in 2013 for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Unfortunately for fans of the series, it still sounds like the game may be a ways away from launch. "They're trying to be really smart about figuring out what the core thing is".

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Take it with a grain of salt for now, but like we said, 2K had previously reassured gamers that BioShock will be a permanent franchise in their portfolio, we so suppose it was only a matter of time before they got around to making a new game. "They're careful about not falling into the same problem every studio has, where they have too many people and nothing for them to do".

The fact a new BioShock game is now in development should come as a shock to absolutely no one. Of note, Take-Two's November 2017 fiscal report teased that a "highly anticipated new title" in "one of 2K's biggest franchises" will be released on March 31, 2019. There's a high probability this title is Borderlands 3, but BioShock also fits the bill.

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So now we know that Bioshock is returning, but will it be at E3 this year?

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