Despite Ken Levine’s Studio, Irrational Games, calling it quits, 2K Games has revealed that the Bioshock franchise will still continue and is “unquestionably a permanent franchise”.
According to Gamespot, Take Two CEO, Strauss Zelnick, has confirmed that the series will continue while speaking at the MKM Partners Investor Day Conference in New York.
The franchise is in the hands of 2K. They’ll make announcements in due time about any upcoming releases. But BioShock is unquestionably a permanent franchise for our company and one that we do believe in.
So it looks like we’ll be seeing a new Bioshock title in 2016 then. The series is currently being passed around 2K Studios, with 2K Marin being the last developer in charge of the series, though things may have changed since then.
As for Levine, well Zelnick also teased news of what he’s up to now. He’s currently heading a much smaller studio for Take Two and is working on something “highly creative”.
“I’m not going to steal Ken’s thunder, but we’re thrilled to be in business with Ken,” he said. “What I can say is you would expect that Ken would work on something highly creative and innovative. I think that would be a reasonable expectation for whatever he does next.”