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Rumor: New BioShock Is Tentatively Called BioShock Isolation, and It’s Set in a New Dystopian City

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, a random Twitter account called Oops Leaks published a series of tweets about the next BioShock game, revealing new information. While our first instinct was to dismiss the rumor picked up by ResetEra users, the Twitter user ended up publishing what looks like slides from an internal presentation pertaining to “BioShock Isolation.” And, well, we’re starved for information so this is worth sharing.

If Oops Leaks is to be believed, the upcoming title is tentatively called BioShock Isolation, and it’s set in a “new-to-franchise, isolated, dystopian city.” The game is being made in Unreal Engine 5 and its development team includes former Irrational Games developers, as well as industry veterans behind titles like Watch Dogs: Legion, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Mafia III, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

While Oops Leaks’ original tweet claimed that an announcement is coming in Q1 2022, they have since retweeted The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley’s recent tweet in which he revealed that one of the world premieres from the upcoming event has been in the works for 2.5 years. And it just so happens that Take-Two Interactive confirmed the existence of a new BioShock game back in 2019. But that’s not all. The infamous GeForce Now database leak, which has been accurate thus far, included “BioShock 2022” in its list.

Anyway, Oops Leaks has since published an entire thread to shed more light on the rumor, so take a look and make of it what you will.