American computer game publisher 2K has today announced the creation of Cloud Chamber, a new studio, which will focus on the next BioShock.
Cloud Chamber has been created just to focus on the franchise.
David Ismailer, President of 2K, told press;
As we continue growing our product portfolio, we remain inspired by opportunities to invest further in our valuable IP, great people and their collective, long-term potential,”
BioShock is one of the most beloved, critically praised and highest-rated franchises of the last console generation*. We can’t wait to see where its powerful narrative and iconic, first-person shooter gameplay head in the future with our new studio team at Cloud Chamber leading the charge.”
Cloud Chamber will have two locations at launch. They’ll be part of 2K’s Francisco Bay Area HQ, and they’re moving into Montreal, Quebec. This will be the first time 2K has ever had an office in Canada.
Kelly Gilmore will become the first woman in 2K’s history to lead a development studio. The 22-year industry vet will sep into the role of Cloud Chamber’s Global Studio Head.
We founded Cloud Chamber to create yet-to-be-discovered worlds – and their stories within – that push the boundaries of what is possible in the video game medium,”
Our team believes in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of its thinking. We are a deeply experienced group of game makers, including many responsible for BioShock’s principal creation, advancement and longstanding notoriety, and honored to be part of the 2K family as stewards of this iconic franchise.”
* Based on Metacritic.com average ranking across available platforms.
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