2K Games is a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, along with Rockstar Games. It is based in California and was founded in January 2005. The company has two labels: 2K Games and 2K Sports. It is one of the recent video game developers and despite being new to the field, it has participated in the development of many famous franchises. The company usually focuses on sports genre and has given hits such as WWE 2K and NBA.
Official website: https://2k.com/
How Was 2K Games Established?
Take-Two Interactive established 2K Games right after acquiring Visual Concepts. It was initially based in New York but the headquarters were moved to Novato, California. The company had to change its headquarters owing to a fire that destroyed its office building in New York. Before the company, a sports game series by the name ‘2K’ belonged to Sega. Both of them, Visual Concepts and the game series were acquired before forming 2K Games and 2K Sports.
In September 2007, it signed a deal with Nickelodeon to publish their games. Also, they started to focus on casual games by establishing 2K Play. It has many subsidiaries and has published a lot many games. Its studios are based in China and the US. Studios in other countries such as France, England and Australia were established but subsequently sold or closed. 2K Games develops and publishes NBA 2K. Before 2004, Sega used to publish the game. It is one of the few famous series associated with the company.
Which Franchises Has 2K Games Been A Part Of?
Some of the franchises include:
- WWE is available on almost every gaming platform. It is a professional wrestling sports simulation. This is popular and has been published each year since 2000. It includes modes such as Exhibition, Career, Universe, and other playing options.
- Borderlands is an action RPG game developed and published by 2K Games in partnership with other studios. It is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time with over 45 million copies been sold.
- Sid Meier’s Civilization series consists of 6 main games. It has been named after its creator. The game requires the player to build up a civilization from nothing.
- Bioshock is a name familiar to everyone. It is an FPS and RPG game and incorporates elements of objectivism and American exceptionalism. It is also one of the best-selling game franchises of all time as it has sold over 34 million copies worldwide.
What Should You Expect From 2K Games?
Sudio has published hits after hits. The setback it faced in the form of fire could not bring it down. The publisher recovered and went on to develop and publish many games. It associates itself with many franchises, most of them which are amongst the best-selling.
Fans await sports games such as NBA 2K and WWE 2K each year. Moreover, its studio, Visual Concepts has had a hand in developing a few of the well-known games. The brand seems to rival with its sibling, Rockstar. 2K Game, indeed, is one of the underdogs of the gaming industry.