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The next game from the creator of BioShock is a “creatively ambitious” game like BioShock

Ken Levine is best known as the creator of BioShock, but his credits run deep into Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios games like System Shock 2 and Thief: The Dark Project. Under Levine, Irrational reformed as Ghost Story Games over two years ago, and it probably shouldn’t come as a shock that the studio’s new game will follow in the immersive sim genre.

The first title from Ghost Store will be a “creatively ambitious project in the immersive sim genre,” according to a recent job listing for a cinematic narrative designer (via OnlySP). The listing also mentions Unreal 4 experience and “both systemic and scripted narrative events.” Ghost Story says its mission is “to create immersive, story-driven video games for people who love games that ask something of them.”

It’s not the first time a job listing has described this as an immersive sim – in fact, that’s been happening since 2017, just a few months after the studio started. This story is mostly here to remind you that yes, Ghost Story is still out there and yes, the studio’s still working to make a game.

We, however, still don’t have a meaningful clue about what this new game will look like. The immersive sim genre is broad enough to encompass a whole lot of potential gameplay ideas, and the ideas Levine has kicked around over the past few years have been pretty expansive.

The game – at least as it existed in 2017 – includes a sort of expanded version of the Shadow of Mordor nemesis system, and Levine had been talking about an idea of “narrative Lego” years beforehand. That would, in theory, lead to a story-driven game that could go in near-infinite directions based on a limited amount of building blocks.

Stay tuned for more upcoming PC games, because it’s likely to still be a long, long while before we truly know what Levine and the gang are up to.

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