Borderlands Pre Sequel Developer 2K Australia Closes

2K Australia, the Canberra based studio which most recently brought us Borderlands The Pre Sequel, have closed their doors for good, it has been confirmed.

The company – founded in 2000 as a division of Irrational Games – had previously worked on the Bioshock Games, as well as 2013’s The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and was Australia’s last remaining AAA-style game studio.

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In a statement to Kotaku confirming the sad news, 2K said:

We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process for 2K Australia in order to better manage ongoing development costs while improving the working proximity of our creative teams. We are very grateful for the team’s valuable contributions to numerous 2K projects, and are working with affected staff to explore reassignment opportunities where possible.

Thankfully, for those whom 2K’s “reassignment opportunities” are not viable, many of the nation’s smaller studios, including mobile developer Halfbrick have rallied in support of the talented folks let go by 2K with an online list of job possibilities springing up here.

As with any news of this nature, we here at TheSixthAxis wish all those affected by the studio’s closure the very best for the future.

Source: Kotaku.au, via GamesIndustry.biz.

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4 Comments

  1. oh well.

  2. Whilst it is always sad to see a developer get shut down after the launch of a successful game, i think in this case, 2K had their hands tied. Either they continued running their australian branch whilst incurring high costs or shut it down to try to reorganise themselves.

    I do hope hope everyone will be able to secure new jobs.

  3. Hate to see development studios close, I hope that the Pre-Sequel will still receive updates and patches to fix the few game breaking local co-op bugs as though the game has a slow start it is a very enjoyable addition to the Borderlands universe.

  4. Sequel Developer is known as best Australian game developer which have skills to give quality, fun and full entertaining game. The whole team is very professional and know their responsibilities. Hope they will successful in their mission. Actually, I fully try to find a website which have AU Assignment Help because i’m not good in mathematics but try to improve my math.

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