Publisher 2K Games is seemingly teasing BioShock news for this week. A list of evidence recently compiled suggests that the company is gearing up to make a new announcement related to the popular gaming series and it aligns with Gamescom Opening Night Live, which takes place tomorrow.
Website Lords of Gaming put together a string of evidence from 2K’s social media accounts indicating that a BioShock marketing campaign was in effect. Firstly, 2K began publishing BioShock fan art. It also changed its profile picture to that of the first game’s antagonist Andrew Ryan. Another new post stated, “Would you kindly join us in celebrating BioShock’s 15th anniversary #BioShock15.”
However, the biggest clue came from the top comment in the post’s replies, which is none other than Gamescom Opening Night Live host Geoff Keighley. With 2K Games apparently pushing BioShock back into the mainstream spotlight, this could mean that a new game announcement is happening at Gamescom.
Previous reports revealed quite a bit of information on the next BioShock, should it all be believed. For example, one source states that it will be a prequel, set in 1960s Antarctica in a mirrored city called Borealis. It was also believed that the game was titled BioShock Isolation, though nothing official has come of it since.
We’ll surely know more about this new project if it’s actually announced at Gamescom. This is merely speculation as it could also be revealed at The Game Awards later this year, a show also hosted by Geoff Keighley. However, the timing is too coincidental and there’s enough evidence to suggest that a new BioShock is well on its way.
Additionally, a BioShock movie is currently in development at Netflix, though information is scarce on it.
Source: Lords of Gaming