BioShock 4 has been officially announced, but it may not be the final title of the game to launch. It’s in progress at Cloud Chamber, our studio.
From possible release windows to game settings, there’s still a lot we don’t know about BioShock’s next title. As you know, setting up BioShock titles is an important part. His first two games take place in the underwater city of Rapture, while BioShock Infinite takes to the skies in Columbia. Whatever to follow, there’s a lot to follow, that’s for sure. The game has reportedly been in development for some time, so hopefully we’ll have more details soon.
For now, everything we know about BioShock 4, who’s working on it, and a handful of reports and rumors that could hint at the direction of the next game. We’ll update this page as new information becomes available.Read the latest BioShock 4 news.
BioShock 4: Getting to the point
- what is that? 2K Games’ fourth retro-future game series
- When can we play? to be decided
- What can I play on? TBC (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, likely PC)
BioShock 4 release date and platforms
We’re certainly excited for the next BioShock game, but we don’t know when we’ll actually get our hands on it.
and Tweet (opens in new tab) When it officially announced the new BioShock game in 2019, publisher 2K Games said work had begun on the next iteration of the BioShock franchise. Here it was confirmed that the game would be in development for “the next few years.”
This may not have been the most welcome news, but it gave us an idea of what platforms BioShock 4 might finally release on.PS5 and Xbox Series X are now available. So it’s almost certain that we’ll see new BioShock releases on these platforms (and possibly PC as well). It’s unclear if the title will come to previous generation consoles such as Xbox One and PS4. It depends on when the sequel is released.
An Nvidia GeForce Now leak from September 2021 suggested the game could be released in 2022. We’ve seen many games on this particular leaked list confirmed, and now we’re well into 2022. No official announcement has been made yet. , it may be delayed internally, but that’s entirely speculation.
Back in February 2022, a report from our Twitter account oops leaks Suggested that there may be some issues during the development of the game.
The game reportedly had “development problems” and “the company lost about 40 employees, including Reid.” oops leaks 2K has since stated that they were not happy with the outcome and pace of the project. However, judging by T2’s recent financial report, the game is due for release by the end of 2024. 2K and Cloud Chamber Games have not commented on this.
BioShock 4 News and Rumors
Below, we’ve rounded up the biggest BioShock 4 rumors and news.
BioShock 4 could be called BioShock Isolation
Twitter user @Oopsleaks (opens in new tab) suggests that BioShock 4 could actually be named BioShock Isolation. A known leaker who broke the news in November 2021 suggests that this will be set in an “isolated dystopian city” using Unreal Engine 5. The announcement was reportedly he was scheduled for the first quarter of 2022, but for some reason, it has been delayed since.
#Bioshock Isolation (title subject to change) Logo variations – Set in an isolated dystopian city that has just been franchised – Unreal Engine 5 – Irrational Games veteran and Watch Dogs: Legion, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, developed by the people who worked on Mafia 3, Deus Ex: MD – Q1 2022 announcement pic.twitter.com/BwyXKp1LKKNovember 17, 2021
A leak may have revealed BioShock 4’s planned settings. sacred symbol (opens in new tab) Video (via VGC (opens in new tab)). According to this, BioShock 4 takes the player to his fictional 1960s Antarctic city.This is VGC and euro gamer (opens in new tab) Confirmed by citing an anonymous source.
Setting the game in the 1960s, it follows the timeline of BioShock 1 and 2, which takes place in the underwater city of Rapture. Moriarty went on to say that the new city setting could be called Borealis, and that the game would narratively connect to previous entries in the series.
“It’s set in a 1960s Antarctic city called Borealis,” Moriarty said. “[The game is] Codenamed “Parkside”… the development team is said to have an incredible amount of freedom to get it right. that sounds right to me. ‘ Moriarty continued, ‘Internally, this game is very secretive and apparently completely locked up. tend to understand. [original BioShock creator] Ken Levine. by the way, [Take-Two] Levine’s next game is also out. ”
Moriarty says the game is apparently aiming for a 2022 release, but of course, this report remains a rumor until confirmed by the game’s publisher or developer. If you’re really targeting a 2022 release, you don’t have much time in the announcement and release cycle.
Nvidia GeForce Now leaked
In September 2021, there was a significant leak from the Nvidia GeForce Now (game streaming service) database, which included a “BioShock 2022” listing. This could be related to his BioShock game announced in 2019 (now known as his BioShock 4).
Since the leak, 343 Industries has revealed that the listing for Halo 5 on PC was incorrect and the game will not be coming to the platform. It’s as good a sign as many of the release dates are actually incorrect.
Unreal Engine 5
A job posting at Cloud Chamber games, developer of BioShock 4, suggests that the team may develop the game using Epic’s Unreal Engine 5. Senior Gameplay Programmer Ad (opens in new tab) Candidates are stated to “adapt existing systems and build new technologies within Unreal Engine 5 to meet the technical needs and creative goals of the project.”
For Bioshock 4 teeth Developed using Epic’s latest next-gen engine, we can see how the game will look, as Epic’s recent demo footage of the engine used in the PS5 and Xbox Series X was very impressive. It’s a good sign about
Possibility of PS5 exclusive?
Rumor (via comic book (opens in new tab)) Sony has posted that it may be pursuing BioShock 4 as a PS5 exclusive.
in an episode of Podcasts in the Xbox era (opens in new tab)host Nick “Shpeshal_Ed” Baker said he heard from an anonymous source that Sony was chasing BioShock 4 as a PlayStation exclusive. and could not say with certainty whether the deal made would make the game fully exclusive or exclusive for a limited time, but he said he would assume the latter.
Of course, this is just a rumor at this point, and even if Sony were negotiating exclusivity, there’s no certainty that any deal will be made.
More Job Listings Suggest That Next BioShock Is Open World
In yet another juicy gossip provided by the new round of job listings (opens in new tab)Cloud Chamber seems to be taking BioShock in a different direction this time around, with the developer actively looking for someone “who can weave an impactful, character-driven story in an open-world setting.”
Another job listing also points to the upcoming BioShock, which will implement an “urban crowd system” with a “systematic tribal ecosystem” backed by “sometimes hostile AI.” those who get it are said to have to “push the boundaries of what’s possible with an interactive crowd system.”
Clues from more job listings point to new settings
In the absence of official announcements about the game, we may need to glean from job listings. That’s proven to be the case with BioShock 4, as Cloud Chamber Games’ job posting was spotted by his Twitter user. Mauro NL (opens in new tab) (via IGN (opens in new tab)) suggests that the game will not be set in the settings of previous games in the series: Rapture or Columbia.
As MauroNL pointed out, “Several job listings ask, ‘I want you to help bring new fantastic worlds to life.’ It suggests having a new setting: “Together, we set the stage for great narratives and system-driven experiences.”
This obviously doesn’t confirm where the game is or isn’t set, but it does suggest that BioShock 4 will take us to new places. This isn’t an unwelcome change and Cloud Chamber Games really makes its mark on the BioShock universe.
Cloud Chamber Studios is working on the following BioShock titles and some job listings ( game radar (opens in new tab)) The studio’s post gives you a little insight into BioShock 4, or at least what the development team is working to bring to the game.
one list of Senior AI Engineer (opens in new tab) mentions the “high ambition” that unites AI and storytelling in this “strong narrative and systematic game.” The game has “several AI systems” for this person to work with, including “a city crowd system and sometimes hostile AI systematic tribal ecology.”
another list of Lead Combat/AI Designer (opens in new tab) We are committed to developing “an FPS combat paradigm that allows for advanced player expression and experimentation in an accessible, satisfying, and highly reactive world” to prospective applicants, and we are committed to “making direct conflict a reality.” Beyond, it accommodates a variety of playstyles and design encounters that can be resolved through player ingenuity.”
While not a huge amount, it does suggest an ambitious approach is being taken with BioShock 4, and the game could continue and even enhance the flexible approach taken in its predecessor.
working for years
reported that Kotaku (opens in new tab)the new BioShock has been in quiet development for years.
“What 2K didn’t say is that the project has been in the works since at least 2015, but has since been rebooted,” writes Kotaku’s Jason Schreier.
BioShock 4: What We Want to See
Return to Rapture
Venturing out of the undersea city of Rapture in BioShock: Infinite was nice, but it didn’t quite feel the same. It’s true that there were some nostalgic scenes, and he came back to play with the Burial at Sea DLC, but I want to bring it back properly this time.
Perhaps BioShock 4 could see society return to the new Rapture it sought to recapture following the events of the previous game.
Big Daddy and Little Sisters
Sure, they’re a little creepy, but we love them. More importantly, they weren’t that big of a player in BioShock: Infinite, even though many of us love BioShock. It’s a big part of why.
Explore more lore
It can be confusing at times, but BioShock’s lore and story are intriguing and I love the web woven into previous games. We expect 2K to develop it further and give it a twist.
A big part of what makes BioShock so much fun is the Vigors you can play with. It’s great to see our favorites returning, but we’d love to see some new Vigors try and mix and match.
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