Take-Two Interactive, the publisher of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead opened an indie game label. The unit is called as Private Division, which is a developer-focused publisher to encourage independent studios to develop games they wanted to.
Take-Two would also help those studios to make their game widely successful on commercial scale. The Private Division has big names lining up already.
The company would release Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from Patrice Desilets, creator of Assassin’s Creed, along with an unannounced RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, developer of Fallout: New Vegas. Private Division would also release an unannounced RPG from David Goldfarb and Ben Cousins, former DICE developers at their studio The Outsiders.
An unannounced sci-fi FPS by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto’s will also be published at his studio V1 Interactive. Take-Two bought the space flight simulator Kerbal Space Program in early 2017 and Private Division would become publisher of the game.
Michael Worosz, head of Take-Two indie said in a statement that the firm has been laying a groundwork for something that would become Private Division for more than two years.
He added, “We see a growing number of independent studios in our industry creating high quality games based on new IP, and our focus is supporting these types of developers and projects, and ultimately bringing incredible experiences to gamers around the world.”
Private Division is established at New York City. Moreover, its offices are located in Seattle and Munich. It has become the third label of Take-Two, following Rockstar Games and 2K.
The games from Private Division would be released after March 31, 2019.