Former Dead Space Director's New 2K Studio Allegedly Making Multiplayer Game

Dead Space Battle Royale, anyone?

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Former Sledgehammer Games boss Michael Condrey, who left Activision in 2018, joined 2K Games as the head of a new Silicon Valley-based studio in early 2019. However, whatever game this yet-named company is working on remains as mysterious as the studio itself. But new rumors suggest it is a "multiplayer" and "multiplatform" action game.

A Reset Era post uncovered the details by combing through a recent 2K Games job listing. The listing's location says "2K Silicon Valley" and defines itself as "dedicated to crafting highly engaging entertainment with a commitment to putting fans first." The job description states the studio's "first effort is to build a multiplayer and multiplatform AAA action game which will thrill a diverse community of gamers," looking for someone with a "strong passion for online multiplayer action games" who has "[worked on] multiplayer games or systems."

No title has been given for the project and no publisher has been announced, though it can be assumed parent company Take-Two Interactive may take to the publishing reigns. There's also no confirmation on what "multiplayer" means--asymmetrical, battle royale, PvE, PvP, etc.--and no specification for what "multiplatform" may stand for. We're on the cusp of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Scarlett, so there is a probability the unannounced game could land on next-gen hardware.

Condrey's LinkedIn profile indicates that the executive started at EA-owned Visceral Games in 1998. The now-defunct studio was responsible for the Dead Space series, and Condrey served as the director of 2008's atmospheric horror title Dead Space. He then co-founded Sledgehammer with Glen Schofield--who also left Activision in 2018--in 2009, working on a few different Call of Duty games before developing 2017's Call of Duty: WWII. As of January 2019, Condrey's now at 2K Games and is president of 2K Silicon Valley.

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