After Tuesday’s layoffs at Irrational Games, many are left wondering what will become of the iconic franchise. Heck, I even pondered, who is better to make the next Bioshock game, then the team who made the well received last game?
2K has revealed that they do have plans to make more Bioshock games. The publisher told Polygon “BioShock is one of our most beloved and critically acclaimed franchises, and we are indebted to Ken and the talented team at Irrational Games for their contributions to the series with BioShock and BioShock Infinite; the latter being one of the most decorated games of 2013. The BioShock universe remains a rich creative canvas for many untold stories, and we look forward to exploring the next BioShock experience.”
Who is going to make this new Bioshock game then? Will it be Levine and his new studio? Possibly with a more episodic approach? Will it be Digital Extremes, the developer of Bioshock 2’s multiplayer? Could it be 2Ks new studio in San Diego, formerly headed by Rod Fergusson? We’ll have to wait and see. What do you want the future of Bioshock to be? Let me know in the comments below!
by, Bobby Marquardt