They make the connections on purpose because Infinite has revealed that all the storylines are part of multiverse connected by constants and science. There also is always a man with a bad attitude, and a isolated super city with a motif and drug abuse.
It's INFINITE! --- GT: Blue Pellasiwe. Yeah, I'm that bad at this.
That's probably just a nod to the fact that he's kind of playing the role of a big daddy to Elizabeth. Nice catch.
Just like calling Elizabeth the lamb and Sophia Lamb from BS2.
I'm always skeptical about anything Bioshock 2 related since Ken didn't conceive or write it. --- "The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never be sure if they're true" - Abraham Lincoln