Hangar 13 (company)

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Hangar 13
Division
Industry Video game industry
Founded December 4, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-12-04)
Headquarters Novato, California, U.S.
Key people
Haden Blackman (creative director & studio head)
Products Mafia III
Number of employees
150 (2016)
Parent 2K Games
Divisions Hangar 13 Brno
Hangar 13 Prague
Website hangar13games.com

Hangar 13 is an American video game developer founded on December 4, 2014, as a subsidiary of 2K Games. It is based in Novato, California, in the area of the former Hamilton Air Force Base, and has two studios in Brno and Prague, Czech Republic. Headed by comic book and video game writer Haden Blackman, the studio's debut title was Mafia III, which was released on October 7, 2016.

History

On December 4, 2014, 2K Games announced that they had set up a new game studio, Hangar 13, led by industry veteran Haden Blackman, formerly creative director for LucasArts.[1] Blackman told GamesBeat that the studio will work on a game for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC platforms.[2]

Mafia III, the studio's debut title, was teased by 2K on July 28, 2015, and formally revealed at Gamescom 2015, on August 5, 2015, with a cinematic trailer.[3] 2K Czech had a supporting role in the game's development.[4] Mafia III was released on October 7, 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.[5]

In 2017, 2K Czech was merged into Hangar 13.[6]

On February 15, 2018, Hangar 13 was hit with a massive layoff, taking most of their staff. It was also stated that Hangar 13 was brainstorming ideas from their next game, one potential idea included a "fight to music" system where your moves would create songs, similar to Harmonix's cancelled Chroma.[7]

Games developed

Year Title Platform(s)
PS4 XONE WIN MAC
2016 Mafia III Yes Yes Yes Yes

References

  1. ^ McWhertor, Michael (December 4, 2014). "2K Games forms new studio led by ex-LucasArts creative director Haden Blackman". Polygon. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ Takahashi, Dean (December 4, 2014). "2K launches brand new console game studio Hangar 13". VentureBeat. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (August 5, 2015). "Mafia 3: here's the reveal trailer as promised". VG247. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ Hanson, Ben (October 14, 2015). "Who The Hell Is Mafia III Developer Hangar 13?". Game Informer. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ Makuch, Eddie (April 19, 2016). "Mafia 3 Release Date Announced, New Trailer and Deluxe Versions Revealed". GameSpot. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ @hangar13games (June 14, 2017). "Hangar 13 on Twitter: "@OFPstudio We have actually combined with 2K Czech and we are all now officially Hangar 13!"". Twitter. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ Schreier, Jason (February 15, 2018). "Big Layoffs Hit Mafia III Developer Hangar 13". Kotaku. Retrieved February 15, 2018. 

External links

  • Official website


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