A fourth Bioshock game is in development at 2K Marin, according to recent comments from Take Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick. While Zelnick offered no details regarding what kind of game this would be, the best bet is probably another full-fledged first person shooter like the other three. While Take Two has dabbled in the mobile space with Bioshock, Zelnick’s comments revealed that the series is a permanent franchise for Take Two, but like other big franchises from the mega-publisher, it will not become something they release annually.
The future of Bioshock was unclear after the release of Bioshock Infinite. Irrational Games shuttered following the release of the game and its DLC, with series creator Ken Levine going to work on other things. Ken Levine’s Bioshock games (Bioshock, Bioshock: Infinite) have been regarded more highly by critics and fans than the release of Bioshock 2, which didn’t quite capture the same magic as the original and largely banked on the premise that was established in the 2007 release.
The California based studio, 2K Marin is responsible for Bioshock 2 and the poorly received XCOM offshoot The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds for Bioshock, after Bioshock: Infinite, it’s unclear which direction the series could go in the future and whether or not they’d be able to captivate fans in the way that Irrational Games did.
There was no timetable given for the release of this unannounced fourth Bioshock game.