Next Bioshock game in development at 2K’s new Cloud Chamber studio
2K Games has announced the founding of Cloud Chamber, a new studio that has offices in Novato, California, and Montréal, Québec.
22-year industry veteran Kelley Gilmore is in charge of the newly-formed studio, which is currently working on the next entry in the Bioshock series, according to 2K. Don’t expect to hear anything about this new Bioshock game anytime soon though, as 2K added that the game “will be in development for the next several years.”
“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,” David Ismailer, President of 2K, said. “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.”
“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,” Gilmore added. “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.”
The last entry in the Bioshock series, Bioshock Infinite, launched in 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.