Chicago (IL) - 2K Games has teamed up with Digital Extremes to develop a "multiplayer experience" for BioShock 2.
"The fans asked for a multiplayer experience and we answered," said 2K president Christoph Hartmann. "With Digital Extremes delivering a multiplayer experience for BioShock 2 that features all of the things that make BioShock unique, we're holding ourselves to a high standard so that we can deliver the depth and variety that fans of the BioShock universe demand."
According to 2K Games, BioShock 2 is designed to provide an immersive prequel experience that will expand the origins of the BioShock world. Set during the fall of Rapture, players assume the role of a Plasmid test subject for Sinclair Solutions, a premier provider of plasmids and tonics in the underwater city.
2K Games also revealed a number of "key features" in BioShock 2, such as:
The frst BioShock, set in an alternate 1960, features a plane crash survivor named Jack. The player, who explores the underwater city of Rapture, is forced to repel attacks by mutated beings and mechanical drones. The game, which incorporates elements typically found in role-playing and survival horror games, has been described as a "spiritual successor" to the popular System Shock series.