2K Games is expanding with a new studio led by Michael Condrey, the former director of Visceral Games and co-founder of Sledgehammer Games. Condrey will be the president of the new development team based in Silicon Valley, which is making a new unannounced game for 2K.
Condrey is best known for his work in the Call of Duty and Dead Space franchises. While at Sledgehammer, he oversaw the development of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Y Call of Duty: WWII. In Visceral, Condrey was credited as senior development director in the original Dead space.
Condrey left Sledgehammer Games in February 2018 together with the studio co-founder, Glen Schofield. Both men took other roles in Activision. According to Condrey's LinkedIn profile, he left Activision in December and started 2K Silicon Valley in January.
The announcement of 2K offers little to do with the new company of Condrey, apart from saying that the development team is being built from scratch. A statement from Condrey included in a press release seems to indicate that he may be leading a next-generation video game based on a property set in 2K.
"The great games come from the pbadion of a team driven by the search for quality and the empowerment of an independent study model. "The 2K studios have creative and technical autonomy, backed by a world-clbad support infrastructure, and offer the perfect recipe to build a new studio and craft experiences that will guide the next generation of games for fans around the world." said Condrey. "David and the dedicated people at 2K and Take-Two have an extensive history of rich and established brands, as well as a long mandate of executive leadership committed to supporting the ambitions of their independent study teams."
The new studio will join other development teams that are owned by 2K, including visual concepts, Firaxis Games, Hangar 13 and Cat Daddy Games.