2K Games, Inc. is an American video game publisher. Notable titles include Borderlands, Civilization, The Darkness, BioShock. 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. The name "2K Games" comes from Visual Concepts' sports game lineup, typically referred to as the 2K series.
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. 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. On May 31, 2017, David Ismailer, who had previously served as chief operating officer, replaced Hartman as President.
- 2K East in Chengdu, China, founded in June 2011 as 2K Chengdu; renamed in November 2015.
- 2K Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, founded in 2013.
- Firaxis Games in Hunt Valley, Maryland, founded in 1996, acquired by Take-Two Interactive on November 7, 2005.
- Ghost Story Games in Quincy, Massachusetts, acquired in 2006.
- Hangar 13 in Novato, California, founded in December 4, 2014.
- 2K Play in Toronto, Canada, founded as Global Star Software in 1992, acquired in 1999, name changed on September 10, 2007.
- 2K Sports in Novato, California, founded in January 2005.
- 2K Australia in Canberra, Australia, founded in 2000, acquired in 2006, closed on April 16, 2015.
- 2K China in Shanghai, China, founded in 2006, closed on November 4, 2015.
- Irrational Games in Quincy, Massachusetts, founded in 1997, acquired in 2006, closed on 2014.
- Kush Games in Camarillo, California, acquired in 2005, renamed in 2007 to 2K Los Angeles, closed in 2008.
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