This morning, 2K Games announced the formation of a new studio, Cloud Chamber, formed specifically to create the next Bioshock title. The studio will operate out of two locations, one being 2K's headquarters in Novato, California, and the second in Montréal, Québec. Which also makes this 2K's first-ever Canadian office. While they made no specific announcements about it, we do know the first game they will be working on is the next Bioshock title. Here's a few quotes from this morning's announcement.
"As we continue growing our product portfolio, we remain inspired by opportunities to invest further in our valuable IP, great people and their collective, long-term potential," said David Ismailer, President of 2K. "BioShock is one of the most beloved, critically praised and highest-rated franchises of the last console generation*. We can't wait to see where its powerful narrative and iconic, first-person shooter gameplay head in the future with our new studio team at Cloud Chamber leading the charge."
"We founded Cloud Chamber to create yet-to-be-discovered worlds – and their stories within – that push the boundaries of what is possible in the video game medium," said Kelley Gilmore, Global Studio Head, Cloud Chamber. "Our team believes in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of its thinking. We are a deeply experienced group of game makers, including many responsible for BioShock's principal creation, advancement and longstanding notoriety, and honored to be part of the 2K family as stewards of this iconic franchise."