Michael Condrey, former COO and Director at Visceral Games on Dead Space before co-founding Sledgehammer Games and directing several Call of Duty games there, has been nominated President of a new Silicon Valley-based studio owned by Take-Two.
David Ismailer, President at 2K, said in a statement:
At 2K, we offer our collective audience a variety of engaging and captivating entertainment experiences. We continually seek opportunities to empower and invest in the right people and ideas. Michael's unparalleled creative, production and leadership accolades are well-documented and deserved. We are greatly inspired not only by his passion but the potential for his new studio to complement our existing portfolio and development expertise. We welcome Michael to the 2K family and look forward to seeing our new Silicon Valley studio flourish in the months and years to come.
Michael Condrey added:
Great games come from the passion of a team driven by the pursuit of quality and the empowerment of an independent studio model. 2K's studios have creative and technical autonomy, backed by a world-class infrastructure of support, and that offers the perfect recipe to build a new studio and craft experiences that will lead the next generation of gaming for fans everywhere. David and the dedicated people at 2K and Take-Two have an extensive history of rich and established brands, as well as a long tenure of executive leadership committed to supporting the ambitions of their independent studio teams.
Today's announcement represents a rare and special opportunity for developers to help build and shape a new Silicon Valley studio from the ground up. I couldn't be more excited, or thankful, to embark on this next step in my career.
The press release also highlights that Michael Condrey and his new team will have the 'creative freedom' to develop their own vision and long-term projects. Career opportunities are available on the studio (unnamed as of yet)'s official website.