Among other details I learned while reporting this story: Right next to Hangar 13, a top-secret 2K studio is now working on a top-secret new BioShock game.
BioShock is one of 2K Games' most important properties, but there hasn't been much rumbling about where the series will go next.
BioShock: Infinite was the latest title in the franchise, and the first person shooter was instantly hailed for its incredible journey into Rapture with stunningly detailed characters and immersive twists.
Kotaku's Jason Schreier's report largely focuses on the making of Mafia 3 and the impact it had on developer Hangar 13, but in his reporting, Schreier discovered an unannounced project in the works at a neighboring, secret studio. "It was all very tight-lipped". The remaining team members of Hangar 13 were kept in the dark on what the project entailed, until word slipped out it was a new BioShock title. According the Kotaku's report, the studio and individual devs were hit hard when they lost out on bonuses, which were contingent on Mafia III getting either an 80 or 85 on Metacritic (it ended up with a score in the 60s).More news: Sensational Manika Batra wins historic singles gold in TT
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It makes sense for 2K to be working on a new BioShock title as the last game released barring the revered title was a remastered collection for current-gen consoles.
"The issue is that Parkside's not ready for lots of people", one source said. "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". There's a high probability this title is Borderlands 3, but BioShock also fits the bill.
So now we know that Bioshock is returning, but will it be at E3 this year?