Does the phrase “Will you kindly” make your hair stand on edge? Do you catch yourself flipping coins to see if it lands on heads or tails? You may be experiencing BioShock loss. Luckily, there’s a cure for that. A new BioShock video game is in the works.
According to The Nerdist, Take-Two Interactive’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick, said, “The franchise is in the hands of 2K. They’ll make announcements in due time about any upcoming releases, but BioShock is unquestionably a permanent franchise for our company and one that we do believe in.”
The BioShock games (BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock: Infinite) were created by Ken Levine and developed by 2K Boston and, later, Irrational Games. Levine shuttered Irrational in 2014 and left for Take-Two; Take-Two owns 2K Games, which will be developing the next BioShock game. Got it?
The BioShock games are in parts creepy, in parts exhilarating, first-person shooters with deep backstory that begs to be explored. It also manages to grab hold of political philosophies and run with them. BioShock was a Libertarian nightmare, while BioShock: Infinite took American Exceptionalism to its extreme.
The Little Sisters in BioShock freaked me out too much for me to enjoy the game, but BioShock: Infinite is one of my favorite games of all time. I can’t tell you how happy I am to hear another BioShock is in the works.
You haven't forgotten how good BioShock: Infinite was, have you? Here's a reminder: