New details on BioShock 4 has been leaked from job descriptions. Among other things, it is expected that the title will be released on the next-generation consoles of PS5 and Xbox Series X only.
Since the end of 2019, it has been known that 2K Games is working on a new BioShock. The Cloud Chamber studio was commissioned with this, the result of which will be a few years away. After the disclosure, no further noteworthy information on BioShock 4 was released. However, current job listings from Cloud Chamber give some clues as to which direction the journey is headed.
First of all, the job advertisements show that the new title is apparently based on Unreal Engine 4. However, due to the early development phase, a switch to Unreal Engine 5 should be quite possible. The release is planned for next-gen consoles, which is not a big surprise given the fact that the new BioShock 4 won’t just be a few months away.
A new setting is also indicated in the job descriptions. After all, there is talk of a “new and fantastical world.” That seems to be pointing to a new setting and not a return to Rapture or Columbia.
In addition, there is a narrative experience that is equipped with battles. These should appear “accessible, satisfying.” Ultimately, the experience will enable a “high degree of player expression and experimentation within a highly reactive world.”
While it is unclear when BioShock 4 will come on the market, it is at least certain that the new title will not be rushed onto the market. BioShock Infinite, the last entry in the series so far, was released in 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The complete package including the first part was later launched as a collection.
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