2K Games has had a long and esteemed history of producing and publishing numerous successful game franchises such as the Borderlands series, BioShock, and more, with one of the company’s founding members set to step down from the company after a decade behind it.
A representative from parent company Take-Two Interactive announced that Christoph Hartmann, president of publisher 2K Games, will be stepping down from his position, with the statement explaining:
“We can confirm that there has been a management change at the leadership level of 2K. For more than a decade, Christoph Hartmann has helped 2K to become an industry leader and we are grateful for his contributions and wish him well on his future endeavors. This change in leadership will have no impact on 2K’s current pipeline of titles in development, and we look forward to this new chapter in the history of our label.”
As the statement implied, the leadership change will not have any impact on 2K Games’ current projects, though no successor for Hartmann’s role has been announced at this time, nor a reason for his departure.
Hartmann was one of the co-founding members for 2K Games back in 2005 after 20 years with Take-Two Interactive’s business end (in various roles), with the company going on to publish titles such as BioShock, Borderlands, the Civilization series, and more. Most recently, 2K Games released titles such as Mafia III, XCOM 2, and Civilization VI.