2K Games

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2K Games, Inc.
Subsidiary
Industry Video game industry
Founded January 25, 2005; 12 years ago (2005-01-25)
Headquarters Novato, California, U.S.
Key people
Christoph Hartmann
(President)
David Ismailer
(Chief operating officer)
Parent Take-Two Interactive
Website www.2k.com

2K Games, Inc. (shortened as 2K) is an American video game publisher. Notable titles include Borderlands, Civilization, The Darkness, BioShock, NBA 2K and WWE 2K.[1] 2K Games is a publishing subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive. It was created on January 25, 2005 after Take-Two acquired developer Visual Concepts and its wholly owned subsidiary Kush Games from Sega for US$24 million.[2] The name "2K Games" comes from Visual Concepts' sports game lineup, typically referred to as the 2K series.

History

2K Games is a publishing division of Take-Two Interactive. It was created on January 25, 2005 after Take-Two acquired developer Visual Concepts and its wholly owned subsidiary Kush Games from Sega for US$24 million.[2] The name "2K Games" comes from Visual Concepts' sports game lineup—typically referred to as the 2K series—which were originally published exclusively for the Dreamcast console. 2K Games was founded in Novato, California. The label publishes a wide variety of console and PC titles developed both internally and externally.

Studios

Current

Defunct

Games

2K Games have been nominated for the BAFTA Awards for their video game Borderlands 2.[12] They have also developed for the series Civilization, The Darkness, BioShock, NBA 2K, and WWE 2K.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "WWE 2K | Games | Take-Two Interactive". 
  2. ^ a b Sharma, Dinesh (January 25, 2005). "Take-Two takes Sega's sports-game studios". CNET. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "2K - Jobs - Search By Studio". Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Firaxis Games, Inc.: Private Company Information". BusinessWeek. Bloomberg. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Former BioShock Studio Irrational Games Adopts A New Name". GameSpot. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  6. ^ https://vcentertainment.com/us/
  7. ^ "2K and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel". Business Wire. April 9, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Borderlands Online Canceled, Developer Shuttered". GameSpot. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  9. ^ a b Morris, Chris (June 6, 2006). "Take Two plays it safe, cancels controversial game.". CNNMoney. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  10. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (May 1, 2006). "Take-Two Closes Indie Built". IGN. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c Plunkett, Luke. "Every Game Studio That's Closed Down Since 2006". Kotaku. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  12. ^ Stuart, Keith (February 13, 2013). "Bafta Video Game Awards 2013 – nominees announced". The Guardian. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
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