BioShock Job Listing Says Upcoming Game Will Take Place in an All-New World

The fourth BioShock game apparently won't take us back to the depths of Rapture or the heights of Columbia.

August 11, 2020

After over six years of dormancy, 2K Games confirmed in late 2019 that the BioShock series was set to return in a new entry that was being developed at Cloud Chamber. While initial details on the project and what it would entail weren’t given alongside its revelation, it seems some first pieces of information on the game are now starting to come about.

Found by publication VGC, recent job listings at Cloud Chamber purport that the next BioShock title will take place in “a new and fantastical world.” At face value, this might not seem like much, but given that the iconic setting of Rapture from the first two BioShock installments in addition to the city of Columbia from BioShock Infinite have become so iconic and beloved over the years, it wouldn’t have been shocking to see Cloud Chamber return to either setting. Instead, it looks like the next title will be taking us to a wholly new location.

As for other key details that these job listings provide, well, there’s not a lot. Unsurprisingly, the forthcoming BioShock is said to still be a “narrative and systems-driven experience.” Given that these two elements have been central to all other entries in the series though, that shouldn’t come as much of a shock.

While it might be exciting to think about where the upcoming BioShock game could go, it’ll likely be quite some time before we see it in action. The game is reportedly going to be in development for “several years” before it will end up seeing the light of day. In the meantime, BioShock: The Collection did finally make its way to the Nintendo Switch earlier this year and should help tide us over until we learn more about the fourth installment.

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