2K Games establishes Cloud Chamber studio, developing next BioShock

BioShock (Image credit: 2K Games)

What you need to know

  • BioShock is a series of first-person shooter from 2K Games.
  • There hasn't been a new one since BioShock Infinite all those years ago.
  • Cloud Chamber has been established to work on the franchise.
  • The team is already developing the next entry in the beloved series.

BioShock is an incredible first-person shooter franchise that deals with the collapse of various isolated communities. Many years ago, the previous developer was shut down by parent company 2K Games, but now, another team has emerged to take its place. Today, we received a press release that recognized the establishment of Cloud Chamber.

According to 2K, Cloud Chamber is "a collective of storytellers eager to push the frontlines of interactive entertainment by making unique, entertaining, and thoughtful experiences." Cloud Chamber will build its team in San Francisco and Montréal. The bigger news is that Cloud Chamber is working on the next iteration of the BioShock franchise. Unfortunately, it's going to be in development for several years because the team wants to get it right. It's unclear where the story will unfold this time around.

President of 2K, David Ismailer, said the following.

As we continue growing our product portfolio, we remain inspired by opportunities to invest further in our valuable IP, great people, and their collective, long-term potential. BioShock is 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.

Kelley Gilmore has been in the gaming industry for almost two decades and will be Cloud Chamber's Global Studio Head.

Gilmore said the following about Cloud Chamber.

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. 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.

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It's great to see that 2K has officially acknowledged that it's working on another BioShock game. However, I'm pretty sure that this news leaked roughly two years ago. We'll keep you posted as soon as new details emerge about the project. We do know that it takes place in a new setting, that's not Rapture or Columbia. What do you want to see from the next installment? Do you want a remake of the original? Let us know.



Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.