We'll bring you more information on this new BioShock project as soon as it becomes available. We have yet to see a new game in the franchise hit the newer PS4 and Xbox One consoles thus far.
As Kotaku's Jason Schreier reported, the next game in the BioShock franchise is now in development at a secret studio in San Francisco. Some of the members of the studio went over to this new 2K studio to work on the new BioShock game, codenamed "Parkside".
The last game in the series, "BioShock Infinite", was released in 2013. Some, it seems, have moved over to another top-secret 2K studio to work on the next Bioshock game.
Meanwhile, it is believed that what remains of Hangar 13 will be moving onto new things post-Mafia 3.
Unfortunately for fans of the series, it still sounds like the game may be a ways away from launch. It's only been mentioned that some developers from Hanger 13 have joined a new studio and they are working in a new project code-named "Parkside".
"The issue is that Parkside's not ready for lots of people", said one person involved during this investigation. This past year was a turbulent time for the studio, as it floundered while trying to figure out what its next game would be. "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". Irrational Games, now Ghost Story Games, is well known for the role it played in developing two of the three games in the series, but the rights to BioShock remained with 2K when the two companies separated in 2017. All that changed this afternoon when Kotaku nonchalantly dropped a bombshell about a new BioShock game hidden in a postmortem piece on Mafia III. While many are leaning towards it being Borderlands 3, it could be the new BioShock, because the franchise is really important to the company.