Earlier this week, Irrational Games studio head Ken Levine shared the surprising news that the developer behind the BioShock series would be closing its doors so he could pursue a more creative endeavor within 2K. This left many BioShock fans, myself included, asking “Would you kindly shed some light on the series’ future?”
While 2K doesn’t have much to say about the Vita game, announced back in 2011, they do have something to say about the series as a whole.
When asked for a comment on the future of BioShock, a 2K rep told Game Informer “BioShock is one of our most beloved and critically acclaimed franchises, and we are indebted to Ken and the talented team at Irrational Games for their contributions to the series with BioShock and BioShock Infinite; the latter being one of the most decorated games of 2013.”
“The BioShock universe remains a rich creative canvas for many untold stories, and we look forward to exploring the next BioShock experience.” the rep continued.
The news that 2K isn’t dropping a franchise that’s been largely met with near-universal critical acclaim and fantastic sales shouldn’t be all that surprising, but it’s good to hear nonetheless.