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05 May, 2009

Bioshock 3 to remain in Rapture?

PALGN News | Developer says the underwater city is ‘fertile’ for future sequels.
Even though Bioshock 2 is still some time away from hitting retail shelves, 2K Marin are already talking about possible settings for a third, and for further, installments of the series. Creative Director at 2K Marin, Jordan Thomas, told the UK’s Official Xbox Magazine that Rapture remained flexible enough for further narrative opportunities beyond the sequel.

“I think Rapture remains fertile for as much expansion as a team sees in it,” Thomas said. “I absolutely believe that there might be future games set in Rapture in whatever time period, but I would also say that I think that the Bioshock brand is big enough that it could evolve.”

Thomas also spoke about morale choices and multiple endings in Bioshock 2, saying that the sequel will not pre-determine your ending based on a simple method. While he doesn’t specifically say so, we think he may be referring to the ‘no-tolerance’ approach to harvesting Little Sisters that existed in the first game, where harvesting one Little Sister and saving the rest gave you the same outcome as harvesting them all.

”I am very interested in allowing the player more control, more intentionality in the way the game is resolved,” Thomas said. “In Bioshock 1 the game had a pretty binary ending and there was a point where it was irreversible and you were put into Box A or Box B. This time around, my goal is to make sure that along the way when the player is making choices that are going to resonate in the end-game, they're aware of it every step of the way.”

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11 Comments
4 years ago
Talk about counting your chickens before they hatch!
4 years ago
Yeah, I agree with Jaws. As much as I love Bioshock and can't wait for the 2nd one to come out. But seriously the 2nd one hasn't even been released yet. I really wish companies would slow down on wanting to do several sequels to games, esp before the 2nd game hasn't even been released.
4 years ago
I agree, but to be fair, he was asked about possible settings for sequels beyond Bioshock 2, and so he gave an answer.

I'd much rather see this than the "Oh, we'll have to wait to see how Bioshock 2 does before we start looking at the third" sort of talk.
4 years ago
Pretty sure both sequels have been rubber stamped (I remember reading somewhere). I think the story for 2 and 3 are already on paper.

But how you can go back to Rapture for a third time is a bit beyond me. I'm having trouble digesting the second's plot now. I'm not sure I like the 'return' of a little sister that couldn't integrate into society.
4 years ago
I might be in the minority here ... I felt the first game was good, but not great. The truly great games, when you finish them, you're sorry the journey is over. I didn't feel that when Bioshock came to an end. I believe quite a few people would think the same, and that the second game won't be as big a success as they are hoping...
4 years ago
Varying degrees of effect would be nice rather than the "bang on, bang off" behaviour in the first game. Even if it's just an illusion, where you're always re-routed to the same eventuality.

I take it Bioshock 2 won't be incorporating that idea then? =\
4 years ago
2k marin can go f them selves, in the interview they claimed they made bioshock 1 we all know they didnt.

I really have a feeling bioshock 2 wont be as good ( no andrew ryan and his famous quotes )

It was andrew ryan that led us in bioshock 1 his speeches were very epic.

( Main villan )
4 years ago
ArcherGrave wrote
2k marin can go f them selves, in the interview they claimed they made bioshock 1 we all know they didnt.

I really have a feeling bioshock 2 wont be as good ( no andrew ryan and his famous quotes )

It was andrew ryan that led us in bioshock 1 his speeches were very epic.

( Main villan )
You say it wont be as good because of a voice that is occasionally heard? Somehow I think you missed the amazing story in the game icon_lol.gif
4 years ago
I'm looking forward to this. Bioshock had such a deep story to it, I can only hope it lives up to my expectations.
4 years ago
I too have been wondering how I am going to enjoy Bioshock 2 as much as the original since it won't have the voice of Andrew Ryan.

It's like a God of War game without the old lady's narration in between cut scenes. It wouldn't be as awesome.

Andrew Ryan is Bioshock IMO!
4 years ago
heatseeker424 wrote
ArcherGrave wrote
2k marin can go f them selves, in the interview they claimed they made bioshock 1 we all know they didnt.

I really have a feeling bioshock 2 wont be as good ( no andrew ryan and his famous quotes )

It was andrew ryan that led us in bioshock 1 his speeches were very epic.

( Main villan )
You say it wont be as good because of a voice that is occasionally heard? Somehow I think you missed the amazing story in the game icon_lol.gif
His quotes are awesome!

I built the impossible, where doctors and scientists can do as they will without petty laws and rights, I BUILT RAPTURE

Lol thats not it exactly , but similar and 1000% more epic
Take that out and there isnt much of this "story" you talk about icon_razz.gif
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