Sources close to 2K Games have revealed that the successor to Bioshock is in pre-production stages, and is looking like it will be a prequel to the hit game. Bioshock is a shooter with RPG elements, set in the rich world of Rapture — an underwater city built in the 1940s by an eccentric business tycoon. The city was built to be a utopia free of government corruption, but ultimately fell as an odd cocktail of organized crime and genetic engineering led to its devastation. A prequel might be a suiting installment in the Bioshock franchise, as it might give players a chance to visit Rapture in its prime and witness its downfall. (Very cool, in my opinion.)
Last year, Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick mentioned the time-schedule for a game of this magnitude in a conference call with analysts:
"I would say, probably, roughly an every-two-year schedule would be optimal. And if you look historically that has been largely the case with GTA, and I'd expect we'd apply roughly the same strategy to BioShock because BioShock is shaping up to be a very important franchise."And with the amount of awards the game has garnered, its safe to say that developer 2K would want to ride that wave of popularity all the way to the bank.