When Ken Levine disbanded Irrational Games it looked like the end of Bioshock, but 2K boss Strauss Zelnick has hinted that there will be further games to come.
“The franchise is in the hands of 2K,” said Zelnick. “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.”
Interestingly, Irrational Games seems to have quietly continued without Ken Levine at the helm.
@PaavoLuukkonen Thanks for reaching out! We are working on a new game as we speak.We should have more details to come in the future.
— Ghost Story (@GhostStoryGames) November 18, 2015
Whether than means they are working on a new Bioshock game or something else remains to be seen, but they would be the obvious choice to continue the franchise. As for Levine, he is off with a new team working on something “highly creative and innovative.”