Take Two Buys Firaxis Games

Take Two Interactive has announced that it has bought Firaxis Games, the game development studio headed up by game design legend Sid Meier and home of the Civilization game series. Financial details were not disclosed, these small quotes are all that were made available,

This is a tremendous opportunity for Firaxis,” said Jeff Briggs, Founder, President and CEO of Firaxis Games. “2K Games is an energetic label that shares our goals and vision for making great games that stand the test of time. We are pleased to be associated with the energy and commitment to quality work that 2K represents, and look forward to a great future together.”

2K Games has already been a tremendous partner to Firaxis in the marketing and release of Sid Meier’s Pirates! and Sid Meier’s Civilization IV. We’re excited about all of the possibilities ahead of us as we work together to explore new ideas, new products and new consumer markets,” said industry legend Sid Meier, Director of Creative Development at Firaxis Games.