BioShock 4 Job Listings Imply It Could Be An Open-World RPG
As we enter a fresh new gaming console generation, gamers look to the past for dormant franchises that can have new life breathed into them on new devices. One such absent franchise has been the BioShock franchise, which has been quiet since 2013’s BioShock Infinite, save for ports of the games released as The BioShock Collection. Thankfully, 2K Games confirmed a revival of the series with a new game being developed by Cloud Chamber. The studio has been hiring new talent for the project, and now some new job listings may point towards the new direction that BioShock 4 could be making for the series.
BioShock 4 development studio Cloud Chamber has posted several new job listings on the Greenhouse.io website. Many of the new positions specifically mention that they are going to be involved with the development of the fourth BioShock game, requiring some past experience with AAA game development. Such is the case with the open Lead Systems Designer position, which provides this description of what Cloud Chamber is looking for:
Our ideal candidate has an innate sense of how game systems connect and enhance one another in an emergent sandbox world, as well as for the player-facing signs and feedback that are required for an intuitive player experience.”
Based on this description, it would seem that the next BioShock game is branching out from its more linear style of storytelling and level infrastructure into a more open world style. There are also signs of more role-playing elements in the new game, as the Senior Voice Director position is looking for someone with RPG game experience. The listing refers to BioShock 4 as “an ambitious, narratively-driven project full of character and personality,” leading many to believe the dialogue system might be similar to that of a game like Fallout 4. Whatever the new BioShock looks like, it certainly seems like Cloud Chamber is looking to bring BioShock into uncharted waters for the series. Hopefully the game doesn’t drown too much in those waters like Rapture and lose sight of the storytelling that makes the games great.
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