It’s been nine years since the last BioShock game, and with little to go beyond confirming it exists, unconfirmed leaks, and rare crumbs from developers and job offers, we finally have new concrete news.
Far Cry 4 i Tsushima’s spirit host narrated by Liz Albl announced on Twitter (opens in a new tab) that it will jump to the 2K Games Cloud Chamber studio as part of the project BioShock 4 story team.
The latest installment of the historical action RPG took us back to a fantasy version of 1912 in a steampunk socio-political exploration of one girl’s very integral role to play in the fragile fabric of time and space. We finally get more information on its sequel.
While very few other details have been given about what BioShock’s next storyline could be, Albel’s appointment to the team at least confirms that work is progressing – even if it indicates how far he still needs to go.
The dream is real! I’m happy to announce that I’ve joined Cloud Chamber as a narration manager for BIOSHOCK ⚡ pic.twitter.com/tdNfvar7x2December 7, 2022
It’s the season
BioShock and its sequels are some of the best RPG shooters of their generation, combining excellent action elements with thoughtful storytelling and intoxicating worlds. BioShock Infinite was released almost ten years ago, and we’ve been waiting for a sequel ever since.
Liz Albl’s signing up to the 2K Games team is a hopeful sign of life. Bringing the prestige of Far Cry 4, Ghost of Tsushima, and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag to the BioShock table means the team has to give up after years of muddled will, it won’t.
We know Bioshock 4 will include open-world gameplay and will include the period that will be seem familiar to you if you played the other three games, but otherwise the details came in dribbling and grey.
Tweet hack in November 2021, OopsLeaks (opens in a new tab) claimed the project’s working title was BioShock: Isolation. Although in February 2022 same account reported (opens in a new tab) that about 40 team members left the project, including leads, and that 2K was not satisfied with the progress made by Cloud Chamber.
The news of Liz Albl joining the team is quite significant, as given the turbulent events at 2K Games, it could indicate hope that more decisive details are on the horizon in the new year.