2K Games Founder Leaves Studio to Become Amazon Game Studios VP

2K Games, one of the biggest studio in the gaming industry with several critically acclaimed franchises including the likes of NBA, WWE, Red Dead Redemption, Sid Meier’s Civilization and many more, recently lost its founder. 2K Games founder Christoph Hartmann left the studio to become Amazon Game Studios Vice President, handling all their marketing, development teams and supervising their upcoming two titles, New World and Crucible.

Hartmann expressed his excitement and enthusiasm to join Amazon Game Studios, referring to the company’s extensive reach in the entertainment industry. Not only that, alongside the announcement, the studio teased they are preparing to reveal “a few surprises” within the next few months.

Gaming, today’s favorite form of entertainment in the world, is connecting hundreds of millions of people. Between the teams at AGS, the incredible tools and technology from AWS, the global communities of Twitch and Twitch Prime, and all of the other assets around Amazon, there are few companies in the world set up to take gaming to the next level. I am incredibly proud and honored to become part of Amazon’s highly talented and passionate group of people, to develop together hallmarks of gaming, bring amazing experiences to people all over the world, and build a gaming legacy for the years to come.

Amazon Game Studios was previously working on three titles, however, their sports-fighter title, Breakout, got cancelled a few months ago. The upcoming two titles, MMO New World and sci-fi battle royale game Crucible, still don’t have a release date nor do we know what platforms they will feature on.

[Source: Amazon Game Studios]


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