Confirmed: 2K Australia has shut down

Australia’s last remaining AAA developer, Canberra-based 2K Australia has reportedly shut its doors, according to reports.

The developer behind Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has shut down, with all staff members losing their jobs. Parent company 2K has confirmed the news to Kotaku Australia:

We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process for 2K Australia in order to better manage ongoing development costs while improving the working proximity of our creative teams. We are very grateful for the team’s valuable contributions to numerous 2K projects, and are working with affected staff to explore reassignment opportunities where possible.

Other sources have told Kotaku that “many high level members” of the development team disagreed with a proposed studio relocation that would see 2K Australia move to Melbourne in an attempt to attract new talent. Reportedly, several developers left the developer following these discussions, and it’s believed this may have contributed to 2K‘s choice to simply shut the studio instead.

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