2K Games have announced the formation of a brand new game development studio, Cloud Chamber, a team of “storytellers” that have begun development on a brand new Bioshock game. Check out the announcement tweet below.
Today, @2K announced the founding of Cloud Chamber, its newest development studio. This team of storytellers has begun work on the next iteration of the acclaimed BioShock franchise, which will be in development for the next several years.
The new Bioshock game is slated to be in development for the “next several years”, so it’d be unlikely that we’d see anything on the game before 2021 at the very least. Cloud Chamber themselves will be formed of two offices, one based in San Francisco and the other in Montréal, Québec, which is the first ever Canadian based studio for 2K.
David Ismailer, President of 2K, said the following about the announcement: “BioShockis one of the most beloved, critically praised and highest-rated franchises of the last console generation*. We can’t wait to see where its powerful narrative and iconic, first-person shooter gameplay head in the future with our new studio team at Cloud Chamber leading the charge.”
Cloud Chamber themselves will be lead by Kelley Gilmore, who has been a veteran of 2K for the better part of two decades. More specifically, she’s spent that time working with Firaxis Games on titles like Civilization and XCOM. She’s also the first woman in 2K’s history to launch and lead a development studio, which is awesome.
“We founded Cloud Chamber to create yet-to-be-discovered worlds – and their stories within – that push the boundaries of what is possible in the video game medium,” said Gilmore in a press release. “Our team believes in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of its thinking. We are a deeply experienced group of game makers, including many responsible for BioShock’s principal creation, advancement and longstanding notoriety, and honored to be part of the 2K family as stewards of this iconic franchise.”
While we’re years away from it seeing the light of day, it’s great to see Bioshock hasn’t been forgotten about. Are you excited for a new entry in the series? Let us know in the comments.
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