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'BioShock 4' Is Using Unreal Engine 5, According To Job Listing

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'BioShock 4' Is Using Unreal Engine 5, According To Job Listing

BioShock 4 could be using the shiny new Unreal Engine 5, according to a recently discovered job listing.

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As spotted by OpAttack (via GamesRadar), a recruitment advert for a Senior Gameplay Programmer at BioShock 4 studio Cloud Chamber mentions Unreal Engine 5 specifically. The listing states that the successful candidate will "work within Unreal Engine 5 adapting existing systems and building new technology in order to fulfill the project's technical needs and creative goals."

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That definitely sounds as if Cloud Chamber is planning to use Unreal Engine 5 for BioShock 4. However, it is worth noting that we have no idea what stage of development the upcoming game is in. At this point, it's entirely likely that the team is working out which engine is the best for its new game, though if that were the case a job listing mentioning Unreal Engine 5 by name would be slightly less likely.

Epic just recently made Unreal Engine 5 available to developers, following a seriously impressive demo that was released last year. We also recently learned that the engine is capable of rendering 3 million crabs at any one time, which is... useful to know. I guess it'd come in handy for Cloud Chamber if BioShock 4 takes the series back underwater.

Other recent job listings at Cloud Chamber suggest that BioShock 4 may be an "emergent sandbox world" with "interactive world systems and non-AI systemic ecology, player growth systems and progression and game balance and economy." This certainly lends credence to the rumours that new game will be more of an open-world RPG than its predecessors, complete with side quests and other fun diversions.

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For now, it's important to remember that BioShock 4 is still a fairly long way off. Don't expect to hear anything about it for a while, and expect to wait even longer until you can actually play it. Hopefully this new chapter in the classic franchise ends up being worth the wait.

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