We do not know a lot about BioShock 4, however we all know one factor greater than we did yesterday: Ghost of Tsushima author Liz Albl has joined the event group at Cloud Chamber because the game’s narrative lead.
“The dream is actual!” Albl introduced on Twitter. “So pleased to announce I’ve joined Cloud Chamber as Narrative Lead on Bioshock.”
BioShock is a shooter sequence, nevertheless it’s an unusually narrative-focused one. Sure, you are still blasting the holy hell out of every little thing that strikes with weapons, powers, and poorly-stored explosives of assorted kinds, however you are additionally considering heady issues as you go: philosophy, politics, racism, morality, ethics, and, you already know, stuff. The video games could be hit-or-miss at occasions—BioShock: Infinite particularly felt like an actual spinout on the again stretch—however story and characters play a much more distinguished position within the BioShock sequence than they do in most FPS video games.
That makes Albl’s hiring a reasonably large deal, and he or she brings appreciable expertise to the position. Her earlier writing credit embrace Murderer’s Creed: Black Flag and Rogue, Far Cry 4 and 5, Watch Canines: Legion, and most just lately Ghost of Tsushima, which was nominated for plenty of narrative awards (amongst different classes) in 2020 at The Game Awards (where it additionally received the fan-voted “Gamers Voice” award), the Golden Joysticks, the DICE Awards, and the GDC Awards.
Sadly (however predictably), Albl’s announcement revealed nothing extra in regards to the new BioShock, so we stay nearly utterly at nighttime about what’s coming. A 2021 leak claimed the brand new game could be set in a metropolis within the Antarctic within the Sixties, which sounds very BioShock-like, however there’s been no additional information on that entrance. In actual fact, there’s been no additional information on it in any respect till right now—because it stands, we all know extra in regards to the BioShock film that is at the moment within the works at Netflix. (Which, I am sorry to say, additionally does not have a launch date.)