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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:18pm 17/04/15 | 4 Comments
The Canberra-based studio behind the recently released Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will soon be closing its doors for good. This won't be a downsizing or even a reshuffle, the entire studio will be closing with all staff being let go. As the last Australian studio working on AAA-games this is definitely bad news, with the high operating costs of developing games in Australia cited as the main reason for the closure.

2K released the following statement:
We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process for 2K Australia in order to better manage ongoing development costs while improving the working proximity of our creative teams. We are very grateful for the team’s valuable contributions to numerous 2K projects, and are working with affected staff to explore reassignment opportunities where possible.

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Posted 05:38pm 17/4/15
Which is fine, it's business. So long as they stop Regional pricing on 2k Games.
Posted 09:27pm 17/4/15
It's business but I don't really see how it's fine.
Posted 11:56pm 17/4/15
Now the Aus dollar is tanking I wonder if we'll soon start seeing a return to the 2000s when it was fashionable to have an Australian branch!

Sad news; no doubt we'll see more talented Australians heading overseas to pursue their passion.
Posted 04:13am 18/4/15
Australian game studios were booming when the aussie dollar was low like it is now. Im surprised they are closing up shop.
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