A relatively recent addition to the 2K line up, Private Division is dedicated to working with independent developers on AA or smaller titles, instead of the massive budget AAA titles their parent company is known for. As part of this, over the last year we’ve seen the release of The Outer Worlds, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey and Disintegration. As part of their ongoing look for more creative talent to work with, Private Division have announced three new publishing agreements, including one with Ori and the Will of the Wisps developer Moon Studios.
For Moon Studios, this marks the first time the studio has worked with a publisher other than Xbox Game Studios. This likely means that their new game, an action RPG, will likely be a multi-platform release, as opposed to their (at least initially) exclusive releases of the past. Another of the studios is League of Geeks, who you may know from their digital boardgame Armello and are looking to expand upon their success with this new partnership. Finally, we have Roll7, who you may know from the OlliOlli games, who are going to continue working on what they call ‘flow state games’ as part of their deal with Private Division.
Michael Worosz, executive vice president and head of Private Division had the following to say on their new partnerships:
“Our partnerships with Moon Studios, League of Geeks, and Roll7 continue to enhance Private Division’s roster with more of the game industry’s best creative talent from around the world. We are thrilled to work alongside these experienced developers to provide them with the support needed to propel their creative visions to the next level.”
We don’t have any more information on the titles at the moment, but it’s clear that there are big things happening at Private Division, so stay tuned to Rocket Chainsaw for all the details as they become available in the future.