2K Games has officially announced the name of 2K Silicon Valley, a development studio founded in 2019 by ex-Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey. Going forward it will be called 31st Union, and the studio is already working on a new IP.
“31st Union is off to an incredible start with a passionate and talented team, and intentioned culture that champions inclusivity and greater representation, an ambitious and inspired new IP that we’re extremely excited about,” said Condrey in a statement.
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31st Union is working on a single new IP, though details haven’t been revealed. Furthermore, the studio has announced plans to expand to a second European location in Spain. “We believe diverse perspectives and experiences are crucial to creating a truly global entertainment experience with a deep connection to passionate fans,” added Condrey.
The studio joins other development teams under the 2K brand including the recently announced Cloud Chamber which has locations in California and Canada. Other 2K teams with an international presence include Hangar 13 which now operates a third location in Brighton, UK, as well as Visual Concepts.
2K Games has a growing stable of studios working on projects that are both announced and unannounced. As previously mentioned, Cloud Chamber is working on a new BioShock, but the team says it will be several years before development is complete. Likewise, 31st Union is working on an unnamed IP, while Visual Concepts has worked on the studio’s 2K Sports games. Hangar 13 is also reportedly working on a new IP.
It could be several years before we see any of the new projects currently in development. But IGN will have the latest coverage for every announced project.