A new BioShock is now under development

A new BioShock is now under development

Back in 2013, former Gears of War producer Rod Fergusson, who had joined Irrational Games to assist with the development of BioShock Infinite, announced he was heading up a new studio for 2K Games located in the Bay Area. On top of that, previous Take-Two earnings calls have revealed that "a highly anticipated new title from one of 2K's biggest franchises" will release by March 31, 2019.

The revelation comes from a report over at Kotaku discussing studio Hangar 13 and the game Mafia III. "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." explains one person now working on the new BioShock - at once revealing that they're still early in development, but that there's a clear plan in place for a core construct to build the title around.

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This all has been going on while Hangar 13 endured its own share of difficulties. "They're trying to be really smart about figuring out what the core thing is". The original article is a research piece exploring how Mafia III developer Hangar 13 has been evolving for the past 18 months, with many major people in the company, including the art director and major game designers, being laid-off in February.

The revelation that a new BioShock is happening is buried within a larger story about the struggles of Mafia III developers Hangar 13. Some left voluntarily; others were let go or asked to move.

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However, it wasn't as easy as just bringing Hangar 13 employees over to work on BioShock. The surprise tip states the game, which hasn't been officially announced, is now in development. Despite the amount of secrecy surrounding the project, word got out that the project code-named Parkside was actually the next entry in the BioShock franchise. One person involved with it said "The issue is that Parkside's not ready for lots of people".

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