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New Studio Developing New BioShock

2K announces the formation of a new studio called Cloud Chamber, saying they are working on a new installment in the BioShock series (this is my BioShocked face). The developer will have offices in San Francisco and Montreal, headed up by industry veteran Kelley Gilmore, "the first woman in 2K history to launch and lead a development studio." Details on the new installment in the philosophical shooter series are scant, and a title is not being revealed for now. Word is development "will span the "next several years." Here's more:
2K today announced the founding of Cloud Chamber™, the newest, wholly owned game development studio under the Company’s publishing label. A collective of storytellers eager to push the frontlines of interactive entertainment by making unique, entertaining and thoughtful experiences that engage the world, Cloud Chamber will build its team at two locations: 2K’s San Francisco Bay Area headquarters in Novato, Calif., as well as in Montréal, Québec, which marks the first-ever Canadian office for a 2K studio. In addition, 2K announced that Cloud Chamber has started to work on the next iteration of the globally acclaimed BioShock® franchise, which will be in development for the next several years.

2K today announced the founding of Cloud Chamber™, the newest, wholly owned game development studio under the Company’s publishing label. A collective of storytellers eager to push the frontlines of interactive entertainment by making unique, entertaining and thoughtful experiences that engage the world, Cloud Chamber will build its team at two locations: 2K’s San Francisco Bay Area headquarters in Novato, Calif., as well as in Montréal, Québec, which marks the first-ever Canadian office for a 2K studio. In addition, 2K announced that Cloud Chamber has started to work on the next iteration of the globally acclaimed BioShock® franchise, which will be in development for the next several years.

“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,” said David Ismailer, President of 2K. “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.”
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19. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 10, 2019, 11:46 RedEye9
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 10, 2019, 09:35:
Jesus fuck, some of you assholes are un-fucking-believable with your misogynistic bullshit and MRA/incel beliefs.

wtf don’t you understand that women are bad
You’re probably an SJW libtart who thinks Woman’s Rights ARE Human Rights. You disgusting human with your correct human beliefs.
sigh

 
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18. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 10, 2019, 09:35 Burrito of Peace
 
Jesus fuck, some of you assholes are un-fucking-believable with your misogynistic bullshit and MRA/incel beliefs.

 
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17. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 10, 2019, 01:40 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 10, 2019, 00:59:
Out comes the fragility, and cutter complaining that BioShock wjll be made political...
C'mon Beam. We can't have women being President developing video games. They might get PMS and launch all the nukes delete all the source code.
 
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16. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 10, 2019, 01:37 jdreyer
 
jccalhoun wrote on Dec 9, 2019, 23:00:
Shawn Elliott formerly of 1up and most recently of Arkane posted that he is the lead game designer on this. https://twitter.com/ShawnElliott/status/1204178417966432257 That makes me way more interested in this since he is a really smart guy and he worked on Bioshock Infinite and the Prey reboot which owed a lot of Bioshock.
Shawn was also the kind of guy to make it rain giant dildos in Second Life. Take that for what you will.
 
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15. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 10, 2019, 01:29 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 9, 2019, 16:37:
"Kelley Gilmore, 'the first woman in 2K history to launch and lead a development studio.'"

A person's experience and accolades is what people should be noted for, not their gender. I thought we moved passed this nonsense.
In an ideal Star Trekkian world, I would agree. The US, however:
- Women only make 75% of a man's salary on average.
- US has never had a woman president.
- Only 7% of Fortune 500 companies have a female CEO.
Etc. Etc.
This kind of thing is still pretty rare. Still i agree that calling it out is probably a wrong move. And they DID mention her accolades before mentioning the woman part: "A 22-year industry veteran with more than 40 games shipped to date"
 
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14. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 10, 2019, 00:59 Beamer
 
Out comes the fragility, and cutter complaining that BioShock wjll be made political...  



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13. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 23:56 Red886
 
the best they can come up with is 'first woman ?'

oh boy....
 
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12. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 23:00 jccalhoun
 
Shawn Elliott formerly of 1up and most recently of Arkane posted that he is the lead game designer on this. https://twitter.com/ShawnElliott/status/1204178417966432257 That makes me way more interested in this since he is a really smart guy and he worked on Bioshock Infinite and the Prey reboot which owed a lot of Bioshock.  



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11. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 18:42 Kxmode
 
Teddy wrote on Dec 9, 2019, 18:08:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 9, 2019, 16:37:
"Kelley Gilmore, 'the first woman in 2K history to launch and lead a development studio.'"

A person's experience and accolades is what people should be noted for, not their gender. I thought we moved passed this nonsense.

Which might be why that statement began with "Industry veteran". Funny that you chose to omit that part and then criticize the article for mentioning sex but not experience.

And for reference, she's from Firaxis, worked on the X-COM and Civilization franchises.

I didn't omit anything. I'm calling out that specific mention as stupid.

"A 22-year industry veteran with more than 40 games shipped to date" = good
"the first woman in 2K history" = bad

"A 22-year industry veteran with more than 40 games shipped to date, Kelley Gilmore will serve as Cloud Chamber’s Global Studio Head. Her wealth of experience transcends executive production, marketing direction and public relations management, including nearly two decades of service to another of 2K’s wholly owned studios, Firaxis Games, on franchises such as Sid Meier’s Civilization® and XCOM®. Her role is based in Novato."

This revised paragraph praises her experience and accolades, and says nothing about her gender. It's not important.
 
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10. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 18:08 Teddy
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 9, 2019, 16:37:
"Kelley Gilmore, 'the first woman in 2K history to launch and lead a development studio.'"

A person's experience and accolades is what people should be noted for, not their gender. I thought we moved passed this nonsense.

Which might be why that statement began with "Industry veteran". Funny that you chose to omit that part and then criticize the article for mentioning sex but not experience.

And for reference, she's from Firaxis, worked on the X-COM and Civilization franchises.
 
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9. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 17:11 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 9, 2019, 16:45:
Which means this game is just going to be so much PC nonsense.

Probably. Sad.

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8. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 16:45 Cutter
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 9, 2019, 16:37:
"Kelley Gilmore, 'the first woman in 2K history to launch and lead a development studio.'"

A person's experience and accolades is what people should be noted for, not their gender. I thought we moved passed this nonsense.

Which means this game is just going to be so much PC nonsense.
 
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7. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 16:37 Kxmode
 
"Kelley Gilmore, 'the first woman in 2K history to launch and lead a development studio.'"

A person's experience and accolades is what people should be noted for, not their gender. I thought we moved passed this nonsense.
 
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6. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 15:55 Jivaro
 
Why is it so hard for publishers to understand that single player franchise usually lose much more than they gain when they lose their core development team (or in some cases individual). Pretty much the same as books in most cases. Exceptions happen but game development seems like an expensive gamble.  
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5. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 15:00 CJ_Parker
 
Zero fuXX given after the abysmal Infinite fuckup.  
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4. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 13:27 Creston
 
Bioshock withOUT Ken Levine and the gang is not Bioshock.

Also 2K, so undoubtedly filled with many joyful microtransactions. Buy your BioBucks now!


Edit : D'oh. I meant without, not with.

This comment was edited on Dec 9, 2019, 17:47.
 
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3. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 12:15 El Pit
 
Dear Cloud Chamber team, please make a game that is so great that it puts me on Cloud 9!

Dear 2K, please no cloud based game as a service with many "surprise mechanics"! Thanks in advance!

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2. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 11:25 aka_STEVE
 
Big name franchise I.P. --> put in hands of new people = Mass Effect : Andromeda


Sometimes getting a fresh view on something is a good idea.... but awfully tricky .
They are taking a big gamble ...
 
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1. Re: New Studio Developing New BioShock Dec 9, 2019, 10:44 Verno
 
Hopefully they can go back to the drawing board on the gameplay of Bioshock. Storytelling has never been an issue but they've never really evolved the basic gameplay in a satisfying way since the original.  
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