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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Moby ID: 858

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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is one of the largest publishing and distribution houses in North America and was originally founded in 1993 by Ryan Brant. The company has an extensive portfolio of games and IP, mostly through the acquisition of development studios. Its strongest assets are the wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games, Inc. and 2K Games, Inc., which house a large amount of development studios responsible for the acclaimed games series such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, X-COM, Civilization and more. The company entered the European publishing and distribution business in 1997 through the acquisition of GameTek UK Ltd., which was renamed Take-Two Interactive Software Europe Ltd.

The company was also involved with video game peripherals through its wholly-owned Joytech subsidiary, until it was sold to Mad Catz Interactive in September 2007.

In February 2008 Electronic Arts set its sights on the company and most importantly the Rockstar studios it owns, mostly in response of the merger between Activision and Vivendi, but eventually in October 2008 it was confirmed there was no agreement.

Known subsidiaries

Names in italics used to be subsidiaries, but no longer are as they were closed or sold off.


Acquired development studios

Established development studios

Other acquisitions

Known distribution offices: Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom (for Europe), United Kingdom (for Hong Kong and South Korea).

Credited on 183 Games from 1994 to 2023

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After Us (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
The Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice Edition (2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Windows Apps...)
Kerbal Space Program 2 (2023 on Windows)
New Tales from the Borderlands (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
PGA Tour 2K23 (2022 on Windows)
Marvel Midnight Suns (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series...)
Rollerdrome (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)
OlliOlli World (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
OlliOlli World: Rad Edition (2022 on Windows)
Hades (2021 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series...)
The Outer Worlds: Board-Approved Bundle (2020 on Windows Apps, Xbox One, PlayStation 4...)
The Outer Worlds: Non-Mandatory Corporate-Sponsored Bundle (2020 on Windows)
The Outer Worlds: Expansion Pass (2020 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows...)
Disintegration (2020 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
BioShock 2: Remastered (2020 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)
BioShock: Remastered (2020 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)
The Outer Worlds (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Kerbal Space Program: Complete (2019 on Windows, Linux, Macintosh)
Sid Meier's Civilization VI (2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

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History +

December 21st, 2009

The company announces to sell its distribution division Jack of All Games to SYNNEX for $43.25 million.

November 14th, 2008

Kalypso Media announces to have acquired the worldwide rights to the Tropico brand from Take-Two Interactive.

January 8th, 2008

The company acquires development studio Illusion Softworks, a.s. and renames it 2K Czech.

December 17th, 2007

The company established a new development studio under its 2K publishing label: 2K Marin, located in Novato, California.

September 10th, 2007

The company announces the formation of the casual gaming label 2K Play.

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Trivia +

Location & contact information in November 2007:

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

622 Broadway

New York, NY 10012


Phone: 1-646-536-2842

Take-Two received the following Awards from the German online magazine 4Players: * Best Developer of 2005 * #2 Best Publisher of 2006. * Best Publisher of 2007

Location & contact information in November 1995:

Take 2 Interactive Software

1004 Ligonier St., Third Floor

Latrobe, PA 15650

Technical Support: 412-539-6407

Fax Suport: 412-539-3195

BBS Support: 412-539-6414

Hint line: 1-900-288-2532

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