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BioShock 4: Say Goodbye to Rapture

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Well, the cat is well and truly, as they say — out of the bag. BioShock 4 is in development, and Take Two Interactive are being pretty cryptic on their side of the water, covering a whole lot of tracks as more and more leakers step forth to spill the beans.

But what’s fresh out of the basket? What are we itching our heads over as the Take Two team continues to uphold their secretive ways? Well, according to journalist Colin Moriarty, a reporter with a close-knit Patreon following, the upcoming BioShock entry will be set during the 1960s, and in a fictional Antarctic city, wouldn’t you believe?

1960s? Antarctic city? Ringing any bells?

Of course, there are plenty of reasons to jump to conclusion and assume that the iconic underwater city of Rapture would be the next location. But alas, according to Moriarty, it’s actually based in a place called Borealis. Go figure.

“It takes place in a 1960s Antarctic city called Borealis,” Moriarty said in a post. “[The game is] codenamed ‘Parkside’… I’ve been told that the development team has incredible latitude to get it right. That seems and sounds right to me.”

“Internally the game is very secret and apparently, totally locked up,” he added. “Apparently the inclination there is that they understand full well that this game will be compared to what [BioShock creator] Ken Levine does. And by the way, [Take-Two] is also publishing Levine’s next game.”

Well, there you have it. Rapture appears to be out, and if going by what Moriarty is saying is true — then this new setting could very well be the next stage for BioShock. It’s also supposed to be connected to the previous games, too, apparently. But who knows. The main thing is — a new BioShock is in the works. So, here’s hoping we can see it for 2022. Fingers crossed.

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Jord is an aspiring journalist and self-published author, as well as a lover of all things gaming and media.