2K Studios Announces New Development Studio, Hangar 13
2K is proving its love of numbers by forming a new and promising development studio, Hangar 13.
Take-Two Interactive subsidiary 2K is opening a new development studio, Hangar 13, which will be headed by Haden Blackman, a veteran game developer. Blackman is known for being the project lead on Star Wars: Galaxies and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
"It was an easy choice bringing on a talented creative mind and proven leader like Haden Blackman to head our new 2K studio," said Christoph Harmann, President of 2k. "Under Blackman's direction, Hangar 13 will lead the charge in creating some of the most memorable AAA experiences of this generation."
Blackman has a good history being the franchise director and senior executive producer for Star Wars' video game franchises, as well as the co-founder of Fearless Studios. He won an award for writing and directing The Force Unleashed. Blackman also won an award for DC Comics' Batwoman and is currently working on Elektra for Marvel Comics.
Hangar 13 will be based out of Novato, California and will have access to the industry's most cutting-edge resources.
"At Hangar 13, our mantra is 'Every player story is unique,'" said Blackman. "Our ambition is to create next-generation that allow players to shape their own experiences, from the moment-to-moment gameplay, to the long-term impact on the world, characters and narrative. To realize this goal, we're building proprietary technology and assembling a core team passionate about delivering mature experiences loaded with meaningful choices."
If you're just as excited as 2K is about its newest development studio, you can learn more at Hangar 13's website. We'll let you know when Hangar 13 announces its first major project.