We’ve known for a while that another BioShock is in the works at 2K’s new California-based studio Cloud Chamber, but specifics have been scarce. Job postings have hinted at a more “emergent sandbox world” and RPG-like progression systems this time around, but beyond that, we’re left to speculate.
So, thanks to Colin Moriarty’s latest Sacred Symbols podcast, we may have some more information about the new BioShock’s world. According to reports, the game will take place in a new Antarctic city called Borealis and will return to the familiar 1960s era of the original BioShock games. This information is consistent with what they’ve heard from their sources, according to the dependable Video Games Chronicle, who provided the following transcription…
It takes place in a 1960s Antarctic city called Borealis. [The game is] codenamed ‘Parkside’… I’ve been told that the development team has incredible latitude to get it right. That seems and sounds right to me. Internally the game is very secret and locked up. The inclination there is that they understand full well that this game will be compared to what [BioShock creator] Ken Levine does. And by the way, [Take-Two/2K] is also publishing Levine’s next game.
Of course, take this with a grain of salt, but it all sounds plausible. This leak comes as theresalwaysalighthouse.com, a teaser site featuring what appears to be a shining beacon against a background of stars, has surfaced.
However, it appears that the website has been around for a while, so it does not necessarily indicate any forthcoming BioShock news (although keep your fingers crossed for something at The Game Awards).