The setting and time frame of BioShock 4 allegedly leaked

The setting and time frame of BioShock 4 allegedly leaked

A recent leak revealed some details about BioShock 4’s plot, indicating that the game will take place in two cities. The one is believed to be a prosperous metropolis run by a wealthy and successful entrepreneur, while the other is a dictator-driven underground city. All of these hypotheses have yet to be confirmed, but it appears that the game will incorporate themes of classism and echo the political aspect of the entire series. Nonetheless, these details are fairly general and have left a lot of questions unanswered.

BioShock 4’s locale and time period have purportedly leaked, and it appears that the game will take place in a colder environment. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but speculations about the highly awaited game are becoming increasingly common. No one knows when BioShock 4 will be announced, although many are anticipating a release in 2022.


  • With multiple locations rumored and a fantastical city set in an icy wonderland, BioShock 4 vcould make for one of the more unique worlds in gaming. BioShock has previously featured an underwater utopia and a cloud-based city, so an arctic city would fit right in with the previous settings. Moriarity also noted that the project is a big secret at Cloud Chamber and that its team understands the game will be compared to BioShock creator Ken Levine’s next game. As of right now, Levine’s next game is a complete and total mystery, but has been in the works since around 2017.

  • Despite being developed by a new studio, the game will still connect to previous games in the series and release sometime in 2022. Job listings for BioShock 4 suggest it will be open-world, something the series has very loosely dabbled in executing – but never fully embraced.


With BioShock 4 expected to release in 2022, an official reveal can probably be expected soon. A previous rumor suggested the game could be revealed in Q1 2022, which would be between this coming January and April. With The Game Awards 2021 just around the corner, it’s possible fans may get a teaser at the awards show, as well. There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the game – such as its characters, gameplay innovations, plot, and the overall connections to the BioShock universe – so these BioShock 4 leaks are ultimately just the tip of the iceberg.