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Published on February 11th, 2020 | by gareth


2K Announces 31st Union Studio

It will be interesting to see what their project will be.


Studio poised for global recruitment and continued development of unannounced new IP 

New York, NY – February 11, 2020 –2K announced today that 2K Silicon Valley, the
label’s wholly-owned development studio founded in February 2019 and led by video
game industry veteran Michael Condrey, will officially be known as 31 st   Union 
Alongside revealing its new state-of-the-art development facility, branding and core
values commitment to further establish its identity, the studio also announced plans
to expand its presence internationally, beginning with a European location based in

“31 st  Union is off to an incredible start with a passionate and talented team, an
intentioned culture that champions inclusivity and greater representation, and an
ambitious and inspired new IP that we’re extremely excited about,” said Michael
Condrey, President at 31 st  Union. “Our name and studio represent the spirit of
California in its rich diversity of thought, art, music, innovation and cultural
representation that have defined the current golden age of entertainment and
technology here in Silicon Valley. In revealing our new identity and announcing the
expansion of our operations, we’re shifting into an exciting next phase of growth to
include more voices and bring our vision to life around the globe.” 

“We’re creating a development environment focused on a single new IP where passion
is at the center of it all,” said Tyler Michaud, Head of Strategy at 31 st  Union.
“We believe diverse perspectives and experiences are crucial to creating a truly
global entertainment experience with a deep connection to passionate fans.” 

31 st  Union will be the fourth 2K-owned game development studio with multiple
locations around the globe. In December 2019, Cloud Chamber announced studio
locations in Novato, Calif. and Montreal, Quebec, while in June 2018, Hangar 13
opened its third location in Brighton, UK, which joined that studio’s offices in
Czech Republic and Novato. In addition, Visual Concepts currently maintains offices
in multiple locations around the world. 

“We’re pleased to see the team at 31 st  Union continue to expand and scale
internationally,” said David Ismailer, President of 2K. “We’ve seen the benefits of
this approach across 2K, from broadening recruitment efforts and attracting the best
talent to having more diverse perspectives contributing to the creative process.
We’re optimistic the Spain studio will have a positive impact for 31 st  Union and
look forward to sharing more about its new IP in time.” 

For more information, please visit 
and follow the studio on Twitter 
and Facebook 
Those interested in careers with 31 st  Union or any of 2K’s wholly-owned
development studios may visit 

About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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