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Bioshock is a “permanent franchise” for Take-Two Interactive

Bioshock is “unquestionably a permanent franchise” says Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.

The Bioshock franchise is still incredibly important to 2K and Take-Two Interactive, despite developer Irrational Games closing in 2014.

Irrational Games is the studio behind Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite. Studio head Ken Levine stayed with the publisher, but much of the team were laid off with the closure of Irrational.

Speaking to Gamespot, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said “The [Bioshock} franchise is in the hands of 2K.”

“They’ll make announcements in due time about any upcoming releases. But BioShock is unquestionably a permanent franchise for our company and one that we do believe in.”

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Ken Levine is reportingly working on something that is “highly creative and innovative.”

Levine’s next game will run on Unreal Engine 4. Set to focus on “fluid relationships,” the title will be a “smaller, more entrepreneurial” effort when compared to his past games.

We’re excited that more Bioshock seems to be on the way, but we hope it doesn’t stray far from what made the original games so great.

The settings of Rapture and Columbia were immediately iconic and fascinating to explore, and we’d love to visit them again if given the chance.

Bioshock originally launched in 2007, followed by a direct sequel in 2010, and Bioshock Infinite in 2013.

The Bioshock Collection may be coming to PS4 and Xbox One, if a South African retailer is to be believed.

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