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2K acquires Elite3D

Spanish art studio will become a second office for recently formed 31st Union studio and a 2K Publishing location

2K claimed a portion of the Valencia, Spain development scene today, announcing the acquisitions of two studios in the city: Elite3D and Turia Games.

Elite3D is an artwork studio that has contributed to hits like Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War, PUBG, and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.

2K was one of Elite3D's first partners after its 2005 founding, enlisting its help for Motocross Mania 3 on the PlayStation 2. The two worked together more recently on Mafia 3.

Elite3D will be rebranded to become the second office for 31st Union, the Michael Condrey-led studio announced last year that is working on a new IP. It will also establish a new outpost of the 2K Publishing global services division.

"Elite3D has made a significant impact on our industry by helping many developers and publishers bring their games to life through best-in-class passion and creativity," 2K president David Ismailer said.

"The team's work style and employee culture are also a great complement to our vision and values. We look forward to seeing our new colleagues contribute to the progress made to date by 31st Union and play a key role in the growth and development of global services for our current and future games."

Turia Games has kept a lower profile, and 2K only said that the studio was co-owned by Elite3D's founders.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed.