Take-Two acquires Mafia developer Illusion Softworks

mafialogoTake-Two Interactive announced the acquisition of Czech game developer Illusion Softworks today. Illusion will join Take-Two’s 2K Games publishing label and renamed as 2K Czech.

Illusion Softworks formed in 1997 and released a few known game franchises, including Mafia, Hidden & Dangerous and Vietcong. The developer signed a deal with 2K Games to develop Mafia II back in August so a full-on acquisition doesn’t surprise me.

Ben Feder, CEO of Take-Two, said, "The acquisition of Illusion Softworks reflects our strategic focus on owning high-value intellectual property as we continue to expand our portfolio of triple-A titles."

Petr Vochozak, CEO of 2K Czech, "We have an excellent working relationship with 2K Games and the utmost respect for them. We are pleased to become a 2K studio and are confident that this new partnership will strengthen our current and future projects."

Mafia II is heading to Xbox 360, PC and PS3. The release dates are currently unknown. In addition, 2K Czech is working on a military-themed FPS titled Enemy in Sight for PC.

[Via Reuters]


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