Once again, it’s time for Rumour Control. Here are the facts.
In a Kotaku article (yeah, I know) regarding last year’s Mafia III, and its impact on its developer, Hangar 13 (which subsequently went through layoffs after the game’s release), the author of the article mentions that some of the crew who worked on Mafia III had left Hanger 13 and “moved to the top-secret studio next door to work on an unannounced new BioShock game.”
Codenamed Parkside, the game is still very early in development, with only a small team at the moment to avoid overstaffing. The article does explain that not everyone who left Hanger 13 was able to join the 2K Games studio next door, and those who did were understandably “very tight-lipped” when asked about Parkside.
The last time we heard from BioShock in general was last year with its 10th Anniversary release (and its Big Daddy statue). And before that was 2013’s superb BioShock Infinite. 2K have stated that they’d like to revisit the series, calling it “unquestionably a permanent franchise,” and even hinted at a new entry in their November 2017 fiscal report.
It’s all just hearsay at the moment, but the idea to revisit the world of BioShock is more than welcome.