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|Industry||Computer and video games
|Founded||January 25, 2005|
|Headquarters||Novato, California, U.S.|
|Christoph Hartmann (President), David Ismailer (Chief Operating Officer)|
2K Games, Inc. is an American global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of video games, like Borderlands, Civilization V, The Darkness and NBA 2K. 2K Games is a 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, which were originally published exclusively for the Dreamcast console. 2K Games is headquartered in Novato, California. The label publishes a wide variety of console and PC titles developed both internally and externally.
- 2K Games in Novato, California, founded in 2005
- 2K China in Shanghai, China, founded in 2006
- 2K Czech in Brno, Czech Republic, founded in 1997 as Illusion Softworks, acquired in 2007
- 2K Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, founded in 2013
- 2K Marin in Novato, California, founded in 2007
- Firaxis Games in Hunt Valley, Maryland, founded in 1996, acquired on November 7, 2005.
- Hangar 13 in San Francisco, founded in December 4, 2014.
- 2K Play in Ontario, Canada, founded as Global Star Software in 1992, acquired in 1999, name changed September 10, 2007
- 2K Sports in Novato, California, founded in January 2005
- 2K Australia in Canberra, founded in 2006, closed on April 16, 2015
- Frog City Software in San Francisco, California, founded in 1995, acquired by Gathering of Developers in 2004, merged into Firaxis Games in 2006
- Indie Built in Salt Lake City, Utah, founded as Access Software in 1983, acquired from Microsoft in 2004, closed on April 28, 2006
- Irrational Games in Quincy, Massachusetts, founded in 1997, acquired in 2006, closed in 2014.
- PopTop Software in St. Louis, Missouri, founded in 1993, merged into Firaxis Games in 2006
- Venom Games in Newcastle upon Tyne, founded in 2003, acquired in September 2004, closed in July 2008
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