Despite having not been seen on consoles since 2013's BioShock Infinite, there appears to be a brand-new Bioshock game in the works, headed up by a top-secret 2K studio team. This is because a 2K studio of some kind is now working on the game as we speak.
Among other details I learned while reporting this story: Right next to Hangar 13, a top-secret 2K studio is now working on a top-secret new BioShock game. The report says that a top-secret studio located "next door" to Hangar 13 is now in the early stages of work on a brand-new BioShock game. According the Kotaku's report, the studio and individual devs were hit hard when they lost out on bonuses, which were contingent on Mafia III getting either an 80 or 85 on Metacritic (it ended up with a score in the 60s).
Publisher 2K Games is rumoured to be working on a new entry for the critically-acclaimed BioShock series.
Tucked away in a report by Kotaku's Jason Schreier detailing troubles at Mafia 3 developer Hangar 13, remnants of the broken-up team have apparently been funnelled into working on a BioShock title, while some have left the company entirely.
As we're now well into 2018, perhaps that has changed and the new Unreal-engine powered BioShock is in a playable state.
However, it wasn't as easy as just bringing Hangar 13 employees over to work on BioShock. "They're trying to be really smart about figuring out what the core thing is".
2K has not officially announced this project, but Take-Two interactive has let fans know that Bioshock is a "permanent franchise". Turns out, Parkside was actually referencing the next BioShock.