After almost seven years without any concrete news on another entry in the acclaimed BioShock series, 2K Games finally broke their silence with the announcement of a new studio by the name of Cloud Chamber. The internal 2K studio is said to be staffed by a “team of storytellers” that are being allowed to work on the project for “the next several years.” With that in mind, what might the new BioShock game release date be? Here’s what you should know.
When will Cloud Chamber’s new BioShock game launch?
Typically, a period of around three years has separated each entry in the BioShock franchise.
- BioShock — August 21, 2007
- BioShock 2 — February 9, 2010
- BioShock Infinite — March 26, 2013
On that logic, the “several years” of anticipated development time could well translate to three, most likely placing the new BioShock game release date at some point in the year 2023. That’d also slot in nicely as a means of celebrating BioShock Infinite‘s 10th anniversary, as the current-gen BioShock remasters did for the original.
By no means is that a definitive prediction, however. Landing in that timeframe would almost certainly mean that the new BioShock sequel was a next-gen title, most likely hitting PS5 and the currently unnamed new Xbox (codenamed Project Scarlett) alongside PC. With a newly established development team at the helm and there being new hardware for them to contend with, delays as compared to the turnarounds we saw with the original three games are highly likely.
Meanwhile, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier alleges through sources that this new BioShock project has already “been in the works for years.” If that’s true, and development had indeed already been underway at Certain Affinity, then we might actually get our hands on the game sooner rather than later.
It’s impossible to make anything other than an educated guess at this point in time, so we’ll leave you with the evidence and invite you to keep an eye on GameRevolution for news on an official new BioShock release date as and when it breaks.