BioShock 4 In The Making At Top-Secret Dev Team, Codenamed "Parkside"
According to a report from Kotaku, a new BioShock game could be in the making, codenamed “Parkside,” at a top-secret development team which should be very closed in terms of location to Hangar 13.
The details about this project are very, very slight, but interestingly Kotaku notes that many from Hangar 13 – which is reportedly in a bad state, in the effort to get back up after Mafia III with a new superhero IP – would be trying to jump on board.
"If anyone from Hangar 13 tried to strike up a conversation with [those at this studio], they'd say, 'Oh, we can't really talk about it," one source told Kotaku. "It was all very tight-lipped."
Anyway, we're told the game is very early in the making, so early that the team is not even considering all the applications coming from the other Novato, California software house because they want to focus on the core of what the next BioShock should be before overhiring.
"The issue is that Parkside's not ready for lots of people," one source said. "They're trying to be really smart about figuring out what the core thing is."
2K Games has still few franchises to recover, like Borderlands 3, which is apparently releasing some point between this fall and the first half of 2019, and BioShock, that's still being considered as a “permanent” IP in the portfolio of the publisher.
It is worth noting that the foundation of a new internal team is at least necessary because series creator Ken Levine has left the intellectual property in the hands of the publisher, in the effort to focus on smaller and more narrative based projects, and Irrational Games is no more.