2K Games has placed its bet on Sin City.
As reported by GotGame.com via the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Take Two Interactive will be moving their 2K Games West QA Testing Studios from Northridge, California to Las Vegas, Nevada.
David Ismailer, chief operating officer of 2K Games, announced that the move would “allow 2K to operate a significantly larger and more effective QA facility as we continue to grow our business across all divisions.”
The new offices will be located in the downtown area of Las Vegas, most famous for Fremont Street, Las Vegas’ original “strip” and home to classic casinos such as Binion’s and the Golden Nugget. The area has been hard at work at revitalization efforts, and Mayor Carolyn Goodman lauded the agreement as a boost to Las Vegas, but more so specifically to downtown. “To have a company the caliber of Take Two choose to locate in downtown Las Vegas speaks volumes about the opportunities that exist in this area for new businesses,” said Mayor Goodman. “We have a skilled and talented workforce in Las Vegas that is ideal for companies like Take Two. I am so thrilled that they will be a part of the downtown community, and I know that their presence will attract other high-tech firms to Las Vegas.”
Take Two will also be applying for a grant from the Catalyst Fund. Nevada’s Catalyst Fund was created last year in order to incentivize the expansion or relocation of companies that will quickly result in the addition of quality jobs in Nevada. That decision, though not approved yet, is expected to be positive for Take Two and 2K Games.
Named after their famous 2K Sports games lineup, 2K Games currently produces both the Borderlands and Bioshock series. Borderlands 2 recently hit store shelves on September 18th while the latest in the Bioshock series, Bioshock Infinite, is slated to drop February 26 of 2013.