Bioshock and its sequel took place underwater during the 1960s and Bioshock Infinite was set in the clouds in 1912. And while it would have easy to speculate that a future entry would take place in space, two new reports have claimed that its next setting will be someplace different: an Antarctic city in the 1960s.
The initial report comes from Sacred Symbol’s Colin Moriarty who posted a Patreon-exclusive video that shared some details about this alleged Bioshock game. He stated that developer Cloud Chamber, which was founded in 2019 to make the next Bioshock, is once again going down a similar Bioshock-esque route in creating yet another fictional city and will tie to the other titles.
“It takes place in a 1960s Antarctic city called Borealis [and] codenamed ‘Parkside'” he said “I’ve been told that the development team has incredible latitude to get it right. That seems and sounds right to me.”
Cloud Chamber is being very secretive about the title, but is planning for a 2022 release. No platforms or more specific date was listed. A prior jobs listing has suggested that the game will be an open world.
Video Games Chronicle also corroborated Moriarty’s statements, saying that it matched what its sources have shared. However, it doesn’t appear as though the outlet contributed new information.
This Bioshock game is being helmed by a new developer, but some of the team members have a history with the series. Jonathan Pelling and Scott Sinclair both worked on the first game and Infinite are returning for this game. Hoagy de la Plante, who also worked on the first two titles, is also creative director on this upcoming game. However, Ken Levine, Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite‘s creative director, will not be associated with the game. Moriarty did also state that 2K was also publishing his mysterious project, though.