In October 2013 the studio underwent staff reductions. According to an anonymous source, the only employees retaining their jobs are to be folded into the new Bay Area 2K Studio led by Rod Fergusson. Not long after that Fergusson announced he had left the studio to work at Black Tusk Studios on a new Gears of War, leaving the state of his former San Francisco studio unknown. With the closure of Irrational Games in early 2014,Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has said that 2K Marin will be taking control over the BioShock series, though it is unknown where the studio will take the IP. Ken Levine will not be involved in future BioShock games.