Kotaku reports a secret Bioshock game is in development in San Francisco.

Buried in a deep dive article from Kotaku about the difficulties at Mafia III developer Hanger 13 is news of a secret and unannounced Bioshock game currently in development. From the article:

A year and a half later, however, Hangar 13 is a far different place. This past year was a turbulent time for the studio, as it floundered while trying to figure out what its next game would be. Many of the people who helped make Mafia III are now gone, including the game’s art director, technical art director, senior producers, design director, many design leads, and a number of other key staff. Some left voluntarily; others were let go or asked to move. Some went to other game companies; others moved to the top-secret studio next door to work on an unannounced new BioShock game.

This is a massive scoop for Kotaku, and amazing news for the industry.

The Bioshock series, published by 2K Games, is one of the most influential video games of this century and has been considered one of the greatest video games of all time. The series’ most recent entry, Bioshock Infinite, was developed by Irrational Games and released all the way back in 2013. Its final DLC was released the following year.

Where do we think the Lighthouse will take us this time?