OUR prayers have finally been answered! We could finally be returning to Rapture…in the near distant future. 2K has just announced they’ve founded a new game studio called Cloud Chamber. Along with the new studio announcement also brings even bigger news. Based both in San Francisco and Montréal, Cloud Chamber are already hard at work with their first project. After years of fans begging for more, the next iteration of BioShock has finally been announced.
“BioShock is one of the most beloved, critically praised and highest-rated franchises of the last console generation*. We can’t wait to see where its powerful narrative and iconic, first-person shooter gameplay head in the future with our new studio team at Cloud Chamber leading the charge,” said David Ismailer, President of 2K.
Cloud Chamber is also the first wholly owned 2K studio to be launched and lead by a woman.
“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,” said Kelley Gilmore, Global Studio Head, Cloud Chamber. “Our team believes in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of its thinking. We are a deeply experienced group of game makers, including many responsible for BioShock’s principal creation, advancement and longstanding notoriety, and honored to be part of the 2K family as stewards of this iconic franchise.”
Unfortunately we’re going to have to be patient since it’s going to be several years before the new BioShock launches.