Take-Two has decided to kick off the new year in the way many consumers have been--by splashing out. The company, which already owns Rockstar Games, Global Star Software, 2K Games, 2K Sports, Gotham Games, and others, has a new addition to its stable--Czech company Illusion Softworks.
Illusion Softworks is based in Brno in the Czech Republic and also has operations in the country's capital, Prague. Established in 1997 by Petr Vochozka and venture outfit Cash Reform, the developer has worked on games, including Mafia, the Hidden & Dangerous series, and Vietcong. The company is currently known to be working on Enemy in Sight and Mafia II.
Ben Feder, CEO of Take-Two, commented that the deal was part of the company's bid to continue to expand its ownership of "high-value" IP. In December, the company confirmed the existence of 2K Marin, a studio based in California and rumoured to be working on BioShock 2.
Illusion Softworks will be renamed 2K Czech as part of the deal. Financial terms of the acquisition were not revealed.