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    2K Games has just announced the formation of a brand new game development studio: Cloud Chamber. Split between two teams in California and Quebec, Canada, the company has been tasked with creating the next entry in the BioShock series. The previous installment, BioShock: Infinite, released back in 2013, to wide acclaim. Kelley Gilmore will be overseeing Cloud Chamber and the upcoming BioShock title as the studio head, having previously worked on series such as Civilization and XCOM. There is no release timeframe for the new BioShock game, though it is very early on, and is planned to be in development for the “next several years”.

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  3. DANTENDO

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    Omg this is the best news of the year
     
  4. PineappleGod

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    (・_・; ) I really don't know what to think...
     
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    they better not fuck it up this time. infinite was so linear and boring.
     
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    You obviously need to play it again
     
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    Yes. That's why everyone praises it. You're linear and boring.
     
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    Haven't played it myself but I did see a bunch of reviews and 6 months later think pieces from people that I otherwise usually align with on games that noted Bioshock Infinite's slow pace and initial buildup, lack of choice, too many obvious scripted pieces, poor characterisation/poor narrative framing and somewhat buggy nature (not sure if this ever got fixed), and this also followed the less than stellar second outing. People that were avowed fans of the various system shocks also noted it further departure from the core concepts of that franchise that Bioshock was set to be the spiritual successor for.

    Or if you prefer would you use Infinite as a template for someone making a new entry in the franchise, be it the sole template or a "play the earlier ones if you will, but this is the one" type deal?
     
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    Just play the game instead of hearing what silly boring people who just like to criticize
     
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    Many of those genuinely enjoy games and what they have to offer as entertainment and are not just cynical/critical all the time. To that end I am inclined to believe them when they note serious downsides as a standalone work and as a work within a given gameplay style/franchise, and while this could be one of the occasions where we have different thoughts on concepts it does rather go against the narrative that "everybody" likes and praises it.

    I might play it one day if I find it for a couple of quid in a charity shop/car boot but I am not in a great hurry to. Every time I try to engage with the bioshock franchise it seems generally playable but watered down compared to what came before.
     
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    I've played and finished Bioshock maybe three times. Strangely it is not a game I regard very highly so I believe I played it that many just to see if I actually could get the hype and see if I could follow the main plot. Looking back I can appreciate the atmosphere, but the fetch quests and the one-last-thing syndromes were very unnecessary.

    Still, I've been curious to try out System Shock 2, mostly for its coop feature. Hopefully a remake comes out eventually.
     
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    I’ll stay cautiously optimistic as long as there’s not too much meddling from 2K’s executives. They definitely love their live services and microtransactions, but I’m hoping they see the value in BioShock’s reputation and give them the Rockstar treatment where they’re allowed to build a great single player game as long as there’s also a money-generating live service in there too. (I guess that’s kind of like BioShock 2’s crammed-in multiplayer too, except for the part about the single player being good.) It also might be pointless to speculate, because who knows where 2K will be in a few years.

    All that being said, Firaxis is a great studio and I inherently trust any of their alumni until I’m given a reason not to. There’s a new interview with her on GamesRadar too where she mentions some of the key people they’ve secured from the original BioShock team, namely the Creative Director, Art Director and Design Director, so I’m inclined to think the game is in good hands for now.

    There’s an enhanced edition coming out sometime soon. That’s probably the closest we’ll get for a while.
     
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    you mean all the paid reviews? lol go read a real review of it also the trailer they fucking blatantly lied the game was absolutely NOTHING like the trailers!! the game was boringly linear, no exploration, no multiple paths or hidden secrets absolutely nothing like it's predecessors. so yes linear and boring sums it up nicely
     
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    Ofc, because every review that gives good score was buyed... Antivaxers say similar things - if study is not in accordance to their point of view, it must be bought by Big Pharma. :D
     
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    Go read metacritic user reviews 8.5 overall you mention nothing about the combat which is what makes the game special along with the setting
     
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    Big fan of the BioShock series but Bioshock 1 & 2 were far superior to Infinite. Infinite was quite dissapointing imo. Still had my fun with it though.

    Hopefully the new one turns out really good.
     
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    I wonder if they will keep the DLC as canon. Also, I wonder if they will use new characters altogether.
     
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    ALL OF MY YES!!!

    Oh boy, I'm bloody stoked for it : D
     
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    2K, famous for microtransactions and live service games.
    The person in charge of the studio has a major in marketing and that's what she's been doing for the majority of her career in gaming.

    It's healthy to be sceptical but this makes me want to put on my foil hat
     
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    Kinda late in the game to be starting on Bioshock Vita, but I'll take it!
     
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