Spain-based art studio to expand global presence of developer 2K 31st Union and the company Global Services Division
NEW YORK, November 09, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – 2K today announced that the company has acquired PLATYGOBIAN, SL, doing business as elite3d, one of the world’s leading creative studios dedicated to innovative 2D and 3D illustrations for the video game industry. Based in Valencia, Spain, the newly acquired team will rebrand in two ways: First, to form a second office for the wholly owned developer. 31st Union; and second, develop a new 2K publishing site, with a focus on its Global Services division. In addition, 2K acquired TURIA GAMES, SL in Valencia, a development studio co-owned by the founders of elite3d. Financial terms and employment figures relating to the acquisition were not disclosed.
For 31st Union, founded in February 2019 and led by video game industry veteran Michael Condrey, the new Valencia office will complement the studio’s headquarters in San Mateo, California, on the ongoing development of its AAA project. currently unannounced and highly anticipated. Following the acquisition, 31st Union will operate as a global and integrated team across all disciplines, taking an ongoing approach to seamless connection and collaboration among colleagues.
Other elite3d employees will form a new location for 2K’s Global Services division, which will help the company further expand its global footprint and support its growing product portfolio. They will join the internal 2K team responsible for animation, art, motion capture, project management, game technology, talent search, user search, visual effects, etc. New team members will have the opportunity to support established and new franchises, including both announced and unannounced projects; in addition, Valencia joins the Global Services teams in London; Austin, Texas; 2K’s head office in the San Francisco Bay Area in Novato, California; and the division’s head office in Montreal.
âElite3d has had a significant impact on our industry by helping many developers and publishers bring their games to life with world-class passion and creativity,â said David Ismailer, President of 2K. “The team’s work style and employee culture are also a great complement to our vision and values. We look forward to seeing our new colleagues contribute to the progress 31st Union has made to date and play a key role. in the growth and development of Global Services for our current and future games. “
â31st Union is founded on a culture of inclusiveness, talented individuals and exceptional character. Diversity of perspectives and experiences is the cornerstone of our growth as a team, âsaid Michael Condrey, President of 31st Union. âConsidering our ambitions and the breadth of our game, welcoming to an incredible team like elite3d was an incredible opportunity. We are honored to welcome Oscar, Jose and all of the elite3d members into our family of development and we look forward to them enriching our studio and realizing our gaming aspirations. “
elite3d was formed in 2005 by Oscar Ferrero and Jose Luis Queral in their common hometown of Valencia, Spain – a vibrant and connected city with an international population, a strong base of local talent, a high quality of life and a rich environment in art, culture, and technology. Over the years, elite3d has become a go-to partner for many interactive entertainment companies, including 2K, with its work showcased in an impressive portfolio of critically and commercially acclaimed releases for video game consoles, personal computers and mobile devices. The current studio office will house both 31st Union Valencia and 2K Publishing Valencia.
âWe are extremely proud to build a team that is now at the forefront of our creative expertise while seeing our initial dream come true,â Ferrero and Queral said in a joint statement. “We strongly believe in the vision, people and products of 2K, and we look forward to taking this incredible new step in our collective journey as employees of 2K and the 31st Union.”
31st Union is currently recruiting additional team members in Valencia and San Mateo, while Global Services is hiring at all of its locations. Those interested in pursuing a career can visit the workshop website Where 2K Jobs for more information.
2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
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