It appears that some new rumors for the next BioShock game, BioShock 4, have just surfaced online. According to these new rumors, BioShock 4 will be called BioShock Isolation, will be using Unreal Engine 5, and will be announced in Q1 2022.
As the leak indicates, the game is being developed by former Watch Dogs: Legion, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Mafia 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided developers. So yeah, that’s definitely good news.
#Bioshock Isolation (title may change) logo variant
– Set in a new-to-franchise isolated dystopian city
– Unreal Engine 5
– Developed by Irrational Games veterans and people who worked on Watch Dogs: Legion, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Mafia 3, Deus Ex: MD
– Announcement Q1 2022 pic.twitter.com/BwyXKp1LKK
— Oops Leaks (@oopsleaks) November 17, 2021
This information comes from Oops Leaks. And, since this Twitter account appears to be a new one, I was a bit cautious about this. However, Oops Leaks has also leaked a slide from the game’s pitching.
According to the slide, BioShock Isolation will have two cities. These cities will share a flipside border zone, and one of them will be underground.
A slide from the new #Bioshock game pitching presentation.
There might be two cities with radically different ideology, one of them located underground right below the other, both sharing a "flipside" border zone with an unleashed "vertical war". pic.twitter.com/Cy6fddJmV1
— Oops Leaks (@oopsleaks) November 27, 2021
Now as with all rumors, we suggest taking everything you just read with a grain of salt. As with most games that are in development, things may change. 2K Games and Cloud Chamber may also change the title of the game (as BioShock Isolation feels kind of… weird?). Nevertheless, that’s how Cloud Chamber pitched the game to 2K Games.
Lastly, and while this leak hints at a Q1 2022 reveal, it will be interesting to see what will happen next week. In case you weren’t aware of, the Video Game Awards are on December 9th. Thus, we may see something from this new BioShock game in this gaming event. Geoff Keighley has stated that they will show 40-50 games.
Stay tuned for more!