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'BioShock 4' Potential Release Window Spotted, And It's Soon

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'BioShock 4' Potential Release Window Spotted, And It's Soon

BioShock 4 is thought to be releasing some time in 2022, if this dredged database of new games coming to Nvidia's streaming service is verifiable.

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Intriguingly, a number of PlayStation titles are named in the provisional database that developer Ighor July managed to access. Of course, this is hardly a confirmation that Horizon Forbidden West, God of War, Returnal and others are getting PC ports, but there are pieces of evidence that tip the scales from "nah" to "ooh, maybe."

Amongst these exclusives, the rumoured Grand Theft Auto 3, San Andreas and Vice City remasters pop up and there are even a sprinkling of unannounced games from Xbox Game Studios. Spicy. Yet, a proportion of players are practically faint with joy that Nvidia's database reckons the next BioShock game is coming next year.

I wonder what you'd get if you tipped BioShock, Metro and Prey into a high-speed blender and smooshed it together. Something a little like Atomic Heart, I suppose. Check out the action-packed trailer below!

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Cloud Chamber, the studio working on the new game, has kept its cards very close to its chest regarding the evolution of the classic shooter series so this date is ponderous. We're yet to even see what BioShock 4 looks like - all that we know for certain is that it has an "emergent sandbox world" and is an "ambitious, narratively-driven project full of character and personality."

Bit wishy washy, isn't it? Fortunately, the studio has brought on board developers from the original trilogy which was heartening news for fans. Hoagy de la Plante, creative director on BioShock 4, worked on the games' level design, environment art and programming for 2K Games. Furthermore, Scott Sinclair and Jonathan Pelling acted as an art director and a designer on the series, and they are now the lead art director and design director at Cloud Chamber.

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I think the best thing to do is to wait and see, honestly. 2022 is a wide launch window so it's possible that we'll get a glimpse of BioShock 4 at the start of next year (or even at The Game Awards).

Featured Image Credit: 2K Games

Topics: BioShock

Imogen Donovan
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