2K China

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2K Games (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
Founded9 May 2006; 15 years ago (2006-05-09)
Defunct6 November 2015 (2015-11-06)
FateDissolved
Headquarters,
China
Number of locations
3 studios (2015)
Number of employees
150 (2015)
Parent2K

2K Games (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., doing business as 2K China (formerly 2K Shanghai), was a Chinese video game developer based in Shanghai.

History[edit]

2K Shanghai was founded as a subsidiary of 2K on 9 May 2006, in response to China's rapidly growing gaming market.[1] Initial projects for the company included doing Chinese localisation for Civilization IV, developing an original intellectual property, and "serve as a hub for sales, marketing, development and outsourcing opportunities in China".[2][3][4]

On 6 November 2015, 2K's parent company, Take-Two Interactive, announced that they had closed down 2K China due to profitability concerns over their in-development title Borderlands Online.[5] Due to the closure, Borderlands Online was effectively cancelled.[6] 150 people were made redundant at 2K China and its Hangzhou studio,[7] while the Chengdu studio, as 2K Chengdu, was retained as a quality assurance facility.[8]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Notes
2006 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords Microsoft Windows Assisted Firaxis Games
Sid Meier's Railroads!
2007 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
2008 Don King Presents: Prizefighter Xbox 360 Assisted Venom Games
Major League Baseball 2K8 Wii
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization Microsoft Windows Assisted Firaxis Games
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution Nintendo DS
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Top Spin 3 Nintendo DS
Wii
2009 Don King Boxing Nintendo DS
Wii
Major League Baseball 2K9 PlayStation Portable
Wii
NBA 2K10 PlayStation Portable
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution iOS
2010 BioShock 2 Microsoft Windows Assisted 2K Marin
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
BioShock 2: Minerva's Den PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Carnival Games iOS
Major League Baseball 2K10 PlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Wii
NBA 2K11 PlayStation Portable
NHL 2K11 iOS
Sid Meier's Civilization V Microsoft Windows Assisted Firaxis Games
Sid Meier's Pirates! Wii
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom Microsoft Windows
2011 BioShock 2: Minerva's Den Microsoft Windows Assisted 2K Marin
Carnival Games Volume II iOS
Major League Baseball 2K11 PlayStation 2 Assisted Virtuos
PlayStation Portable
Wii
NBA 2K12 iOS
PlayStation 2 Assisted Virtuos
Wii
Sid Meier's Pirates! iOS
Top Spin 4 PlayStation 3 Assisted 2K Czech
Wii
Xbox 360 Assisted 2K Czech
2012 Major League Baseball 2K12 PlayStation 2 Assisted Virtuos
PlayStation Portable
NBA 2K13 Android
iOS
Microsoft Windows Assisted Visual Concepts
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Wii U
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Microsoft Windows Assisted Firaxis Games
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution Windows Phone
Sid Meier's Pirates! Windows Phone
Spec Ops: The Line Microsoft Windows Assisted Yager Development
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
The Darkness II Microsoft Windows Assisted Digital Extremes
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Microsoft Windows Assisted Firaxis Games
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
2013 Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Microsoft Windows
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Microsoft Windows Assisted 2K Marin
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
XCOM: Enemy Unknown iOS
2014 BioShock iOS
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Microsoft Windows Assisted 2K Australia
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 Android
iOS
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Android Assisted Virtuos
XCOM: Enemy Within Android
Fire OS
iOS
2015 Evolve Microsoft Windows Assisted Turtle Rock Studios
PlayStation 4
Xbox One

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burnes, Andrew (9 May 2006). "2K Games Shacks Up In Shanghai". ign.com. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Take-Two announces 2K Shanghai". engadget.com. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Establishes 2K Shanghai". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Take-Two sets up Chinese development studio". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  5. ^ Makuch, Eddie (6 November 2015). "Borderlands Online Canceled, Developer Shuttered". gamespot.com. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  6. ^ "2K China closed as Borderlands Online cancelled". mcvuk.com. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  7. ^ Matulef, Jeffrey (6 November 2015). "Take-Two cancels Borderlands Online, shuts down 2K China". eurogamer.net. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Take-Two Interactive closes 2K China". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 4 February 2018.