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2K Games

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

2K Games, Inc. 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.

On May 5, 2017, Christoph Hartmann stepped down from his position as President of 2K Games, after 20 years of working for Take-Two Interactive.[3] On May 31, 2017, David Ismailer, who had previously served as chief operating officer, replaced Hartman as President.[4]

Studios

Current

Defunct

Games

2K Games have been nominated for the BAFTA Awards for their video game Borderlands 2.[17] They have also developed for the series Civilization, The Darkness, BioShock, NBA 2K, and WWE 2K.[1]

References

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  11. ^ "2K and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel". Business Wire. April 9, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Borderlands Online Canceled, Developer Shuttered". GameSpot. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  13. ^ a b Morris, Chris (June 6, 2006). "Take Two plays it safe, cancels controversial game.". CNNMoney. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  14. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (May 1, 2006). "Take-Two Closes Indie Built". IGN. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  15. ^ Schreier, Jason. "BioShock Studio Irrational Games Is Shutting Down". Kotaku. Retrieved 2017-05-13. 
  16. ^ a b c Plunkett, Luke. "Every Game Studio That's Closed Down Since 2006". Kotaku. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  17. ^ Stuart, Keith (February 13, 2013). "Bafta Video Game Awards 2013 – nominees announced". The Guardian. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 

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