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Former LucasArts veteran Haden Blackman to head new developer

2K opens new US studio Hangar 13

2K has opened a new studio in California called Hangar 13.

The developer is led by former LucasArts franchise director and executive producer Haden Blackman, and is currently working on an unannounced new-gen title.

The studio’s jobs page currently has 18 vacancies at the company in roles including engine programmer, tools engineer, senior AI engineer and audio programmer.

"It was an easy choice bringing on a talented creative mind and proven leader like Haden Blackman to head our new 2K studio,” said 2K president Christoph Hartmann.

“Under Blackman’s direction, Hangar 13 will lead the charge in creating some of the most memorable triple-A experiences of this generation.”

Blackman said the studio will focus on 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”.

He added: “To realise this goal, we’re building proprietary technology and assembling a core team passionate about delivering mature experiences loaded with meaningful choices.”

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