2K Games has announced a new development studio called Hangar 13, and is being headed by industry veteran Haden Blackman.
Blackman began his career as a writer for LucasArts Entertainment and went on to work as the franchise director and senior executive producer for the Star Wars video games.
“At Hangar 13, our mantra is ‘Every player story is unique,'” Blackman said, in part. “Our ambition is to create next-generation games that allow players to shape their own experiences, from the moment-to-moment gameplay, to the long-term impact on the world, characters and narrative.”
“To realise this goal, we’re building proprietary technology and assembling a core team passionate about delivering mature experiences loaded with meaningful choices.”
2K president Christoph Hartmann added: “It was an easy choice bringing on a talented creative mind and proven leader like Haden Blackman to head our new 2K studio. Under Blackman’s direction, Hangar 13 will lead the charge in creating some of the most memorable AAA experiences of this generation.”