In a lengthy report on the state of Mafia III developer Hangar 13, Kotaku has uncovered the existence of a "top secret" BioShock project - and it's happening in Novata, California in the building next to Hangar 13. The game was given the codename "Parkside" in which it was revealed to be a new BioShock game. It's mostly about how developer, Hangar 13 were unsatisfied with how the game was received and how they felt they lost their way during development. "It was all very tight-lipped".
The last time we visited the world of Bioshock was in 2013's BioShock: Infinite, Irrational Games' swan song and last big project from creator Ken Levine. A new report suggests that a new game in the series is now in development, but is top secret at the moment. In the midst of the conversation, the report drops an exciting detail: an unannounced BioShock game is now underway. According to one of their sources, "The issue is that Parkside's not ready for lots of people". "They're trying to be really smart about figuring out what the core thing is". He left 2K Games parent company, Take-Two Interactive, after completing Infinite and wanted to go into making smaller, more experimental titles after finishing the third game in the series. "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".
It really shouldn't come as a much of a shock (heh) that 2K would want to bring back BioShock, seeing as the series has sold over 25 million copies.
Among other details I learned while reporting this story: Right next to Hangar 13, a top-secret 2K studio is now working on a top-secret new BioShock game.
Until E3, we'll just have to stick with our imaginations about what comes next.