2K China

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2K Games (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Subsidiary
IndustryVideo game industry
FateDissolved
Founded9 May 2006; 12 years ago (2006-05-09)
Defunct6 November 2015 (2015-11-06)
HeadquartersShanghai, China
Number of employees
150 (2015)
Parent2K Games
Subsidiaries
  • 2K Chengdu
  • 2K Hangzhou

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 Games 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]

Two additional studios, 2K Hangzhou and 2K Chengdu, were founded in 2007 and June 2011, respectively, and 2K Shanghai was renamed 2K China to reflect its overall management role.[citation needed]

On 6 November 2015, 2K Games' 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 2K Hangzhou studio,[7] while the 2K Chengdu was retained as a quality assurance facility.[8]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
And DS iOS PS2 PSP Wii Win WP
2008 Top Spin 3 No Yes No No No Yes No No
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution No No Yes No No No No Yes
2009 Major League Baseball 2K9 No No No No Yes Yes No No
Don King Boxing No Yes No No No No No No
NBA 2K10 No No No No Yes No No No
2010 Major League Baseball 2K10 No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom No No No No No No Yes No
Carnival Games No No Yes No No No No No
Sid Meier's Pirates! No No No No No Yes No No
NBA 2K11 No No No No Yes No No No
2011 Carnival Games Volume II No No Yes No No No No No
Major League Baseball 2K11 No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Top Spin 4 No No No No No Yes No No
NBA 2K12 No No No No Yes No No No
2012 Major League Baseball 2K12 No No No No No Yes No No
Borderlands Legends No No Yes No No No No No
2013 The Bureau: XCOM Declassified No No No No No No Yes No
NBA 2K14 Yes No Yes No No No No No
2014 BioShock No No Yes No No No No No
NHL 2K Yes No Yes No No No No No
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 No No Yes No No No No No
2015 (cancelled) Borderlands Online No No No No No No Yes No

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.