A brand new report reveals a secret studio from writer 2K is engaged on a brand new entry within the acclaimed BioShock collection.
Kotaku information editor Jason Schreier in a function titled "How The Makers of Mafia III Lost Their Way" researched developer Hangar 13's adjustments previously 12 months and a half. Prime members, starting from Mafia III's senior producers to design leads and its artwork director, have been laid off in February or moved on to completely different avenues within the trade. Others, nonetheless, "moved to the top-secret studio subsequent door to work on an unannounced new BioShock recreation," Schreier studies. He additionally says in a tweet that it's a 2K studio behind the undertaking.
Amongst different particulars I realized whereas reporting this story: Proper subsequent to Hangar 13, a top-secret 2K studio is now engaged on a top-secret new BioShock recreation.
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) April 13, 2018
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Although Schreier didn't particularly identify the 2K department, it's value noting Hangar 13 and now-defunct 2K Marin, the latter being the BioShock 2 builders, are and have been, respectively, situated in Novato, California. Some members of 2K Marin have been reallocated probably to a brand new California Bay Area branch that was based by Gears of Conflict's Rod Fergusson. This 12 months additionally marks the fifth anniversaries of BioShock Infinite and 2K Marin's final recreation, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. Maybe that studio has since been engaged on this BioShock title. It’ll really feel unusual figuring out the keys to the BioShock kingdom are within the palms of somebody who isn't Ken Levine, however this 2K studio with former 2K Marin members – totally assuming that is the key developer and that's the place these guys went – can be worthy successors. BioShock 2 is a stable recreation, and Minerva's Den is nothing in need of excellence in story content material.