BioShock 4 is set in a failed utopian city in space called Cosmograd. The story behind it is that during the Soviet Union's reign of power at their heighti n the 1970s they experiemented with space technologies and got to the Moon. Unknown to the other countries opposing them the Soviets decided to experiment more and founded a city on the Moon, a Soviet utopia they brought together great minds and citizens to help colonize the city. Cosmograd is like retro future. In order to maintain secrecy the city is on the dark side of the Moon. They began taking up and building a lot of space in the dark side of the Moon. Technologies flourished and the poeple were happy until one day when they discovered a species of alien called exomorphs.
These aliens had special powers such as electricity and telekinesis, fire and more superhuman powers. The leader and the general of the city wanted it so they started a war with the exomorphs which caused many to die. They finally killed off most of them and imprisoned others. Years later, in 1978 the city is up and running again and the beginning of the Cold War on Earth has started and scientists have figured out ways to harvest and produce more of this superhuman power. Due to the thought that everyone was equal the leader of the city gave it out to numerous companies. The most sucsessful of them all was called Acron Group a scientific compnay that was willing to mass produce Element C and years later after the citizens have been exposed to Element X the exomorph remnant group comes back and makes a massive war. Much of everyone is affected by this war and the