The news we’ve all been waiting to hear has now been confirmed, though it might not exactly be how we wanted to hear it.
2K Games announced this morning that they’ve opened a new development studio titled Cloud Chamber. The studio will be housed in two core locations; San Francisco and Montreal. Most notably however, is that 2K confirmed the studio’s main focus will be to develop the next iteration in the Bioshock franchise. While that is of course exciting news, they said that it will be in development for the next several years.
“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 Kelley Gilmore, Global Studio Head, Cloud Chamber. “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.”
You can find the full press release from 2K Games here : 2K Opens Cloud Chamber Development Studio.
A new studio and a new Bioshock? Sounds excellent to us! Of course it’s disappointing we’ll have to wait several years yet, but new studios making AAA games is always a good thing in our opinion. We wish the teams well in setting up and getting into development!