With Irrational Games and Ken Levine moving onto a new project for Take-Two, many fans might wonder what that means for the BioShock franchise. According to 2K, which is now in full control of the series, there remains great creative opportunity to tell more stories in the franchise.
"The BioShock universe remains a rich creative canvas for many untold stories, and we look forward to exploring the next BioShock experience," a 2K Games representative told GameSpot today.
Levine is working on a "smaller, more entrepreneurial" project for Take-Two, which owns 2K, but it's unclear if he will have any hand in future BioShock games. Whatever the case, 2K said it owes Levine--and the rest of the staffers at Irrational--a great debt for their work on the series.
"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 representative said.
To date, the BioShock franchise has spanned three core titles: BioShock (2007), BioShock 2 (2010), and BioShock: Infinite (2013). A PlayStation Vita version was announced during E3 2011, but so far, nothing has been shown of the game outside of a logo. This week, 2K said it had "no update" to provide on the game.
A BioShock movie was announced in 2008 and actually entered production with Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski attached to direct. But Levine would later kill the project after Verbinski dropped out because Levine "didn't really see the match" with its latest director, believed to be Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intact).