2K Games had a quiet E3, but now they say they are making a move at fulfilling their newly set priorities in the coming years. To be more exact, 2K Games are looking to grow their IP portfolio.
They're planning on doing this in a number of ways, but the most significant reveal is that 2K say Firaxis, developers of the Civilization and XCOM series, could be working on a new IP. A new strategy gaming franchise from the makers of Civilization and XCOM? We're excited just thinking about it.
"We're looking to expand and grow our portfolio, whether it's internally developing more products, or it's adding more long-term partnerships to our 2K product line. We're looking for quality products to deliver to consumers with long engagement," said David Ismailer, the sitting president of 2K Games in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz.
Ismailer was also keen to note that he thinks of their games as one would of amusement parks - the more rides a park has, the longer you stay - and that this means that 2K wishes to integrate more post-launch content in their games for longer player retention and improved engagement.
Furthermore, when asked about practical applications of this sort of business, Ismailer mentioned Firaxis and said: "We did Civ, then we did XCOM, and now we're looking hopefully to add one more to that portfolio."
One can only hope that the quality of 2K's next IP remains as high as that of XCOM and Civilisation.
There have also been mentions of 2K taking mobile gaming and Asian markets more seriously, but again, with virtually nothing showcased, it's hard to surmise just how might 2K adapt to these considerably different financial contexts. At the very least, hopefully the third franchise from Firaxis won't be a mobile game...