News Other

New BioShock game reportedly in development by 'top-secret' 2K studio

BioShock.jpg

A lengthy report on Kotaku describes the troubling journey of Hanger 13, the developers of Mafia III, one of my most disappointing releases on PC in 2016. Part of the report talks about a secret 2K group who are working on a top-secret project, code-named, Parkside. The group's headquarters is right next to the Hanger 13 team, and some of the old Mafia III members even moved over to the Parkside team.

“If anyone from Hangar 13 tried to strike up a conversation with them, they’d say, ‘Oh, we can’t really talk about it,’” someone familiar with the studio explained to Kotaku. “It was all very tight-lipped.” This caused some tension, as some developers at Hangar 13 looked over and wondered, Why are we not there? The Parkside team was working with the familiar Unreal engine rather than volatile proprietary technology, and BioShock has a ton of cachet among developers and fans. Between Mafia III’s mediocre reviews and Rhapsody’s constant shifts, some members on the Hangar 13 team were desperately hoping to move next door. A few got to do it, but not everyone.

Another person familiar with Parkside said that the group was "not ready for lots of people,” as “They’re trying to be really smart about figuring out what the core thing is. They’re careful about not falling into the same problem every studio has, where they have too many people and nothing for them to do.”

Word eventually got out that the Parkside team was indeed working on a new BioShock game. The BioShock franchise is one of the most popular first-person shooters of the genre, but I can't help but wonder if it will be as successful without Kev Levine s creative lead. The next installment is bound to reflect his absence - but we will have to wait and see if that will be such a bad thing.

Han: Twitter / MWEB GameZone: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

Other news from around the NET:

Recent Comments

Community on Disqus

Latest Reviews

comments powered by Disqus

Survey

Vote for your favourite April 2018 releases:




Submit Survey  View Results