E3 was full of big publishers and developers but 2K Games was missing from the scene. In case you don’t know, 2K Games had a booth at E3 but surprisingly they had zero games to display and the booth was instead used by the journalists to relax. It might have seemed like 2K Games are on holidays but they are not and they have much bigger plans than ever before.
Talking to GamesIndustry.biz recently, Ismailer of 2K Games explained the main three main strategies they are going to work on which included bringing in new games for their portfolio, resource expansion for developing these new projects and to increase engagement so players play their games for a longer time.
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. That portfolio, Ismailer says, would also grow “a lot faster” if the capacity increased and “added significantly more on the development resource side.
He also then went to reveal that a new IP is also in works from Firaxis which are known for their works in XCOM and Civilization. “We did Civ, then we did XCOM, and now we’re looking hopefully to add one more to that portfolio,” he said.
The company is also going to give WWE 2K series a boost in investment which can play a great to bring players back to the franchise as the current interest in the franchise is very low. More investment and dedication to the franchise could also bring back the elements we once loved. I still remember playing WWE games on PS2 for countless hours which is not the case anymore.
2K Games appear to have it all planned and take it to the next level. We hope this change turns out to be good for the company and there are some games to play by 2K Games at E3 booth next year.