Tag Archives: Christoph Hartmann
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 | 16:17 GMT
2K Games president Christoph Hartmann is convinced Wii U will be successful because “Nintendo always finds its crowd,” he’s told MCV.
Wed, Aug 01, 2012 | 16:33 BST
2K global president Christoph Hartmann believes that until games are photorealistic, it will be hard to “open up new genres.”
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 | 05:37 BST
2K is aiming to balance innovation and profitability in games the way Miramax did with cinema, president Christoph Hartmann has said.
Tue, May 24, 2011 | 13:35 BST
Its actually happened: 2K has announced that Duke Nukem Forever has gone Gold, meaning that the game is now being pressed to disc and will ship – as in, baring a colossal catastrophe, actuality properly ship – on June 10.
Mon, May 23, 2011 | 14:39 BST
Take Two’s announced this afternoon that its signed a new deal with Asian company XLGames to create and publish an MMO based on one of 2K’s “top-selling franchise.”
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 09:20 BST
BioShock 2 studio 2K Marin is already hard at work on a new game, 2K president Christoph Hartmann has told 1UP.
“I know they’re working already… We already have plans, and have worked far beyond the conceptual stage for a follow-up project after BioShock 2,” said Hartmann when asked if 2K Marin was going to end up as ‘the BioShock studio.’
“What that is, I can’t announce; I can’t tell you obviously. But so far, they’ve completely exceeded my expectations.”
BioShock 2 is still in development. The game was pushed into the first half of 2010 in July, back from a November release.
There’s a full interview through there.
Thu, Jul 23, 2009 | 12:42 BST
2K put proper dates on Gearbox’s Borderlands, as reported by Gamespot.
The PC, PS3, and 360 actioner will launch on October 20 in NA and October 23 in the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, and “other territories”.
2K boss Christoph Hartmann thinks he’s onto a winner, even in the Christmas crush.
“I don’t think we have to be afraid of competition or shy of what’s out there,” he said.
“I think this holiday season is a little bit lighter in triple-A games than last year.”
More through the link.
Mon, Apr 20, 2009 | 10:34 BST
2K Games founder and president, Christoph Hartmann, has told GI that he believes Cloud gaming is to play a key role in the industry’s future.
“What we think the future will be is the market will shift to more server-based games – similar to the movie business where most people just rent instead of view films in the cinema,” said Hartmann, speaking at MI6.
“We’re looking into that. But given that we’re a boutique powerhouse and really only focus on one thing at a time, we’re not going to do it like other big people and place five bets. We’re going to pick the right opportunity and go after it. The whole market is shifting online and it’s the direction that we want to take.”
Maybe OnLive wasn’t so mental after all. Full thing through the link.
Tue, Jan 20, 2009 | 16:15 GMT
2K global president Christoph Hartmann has told MCV that he believes the games industry’s progress will not be halted by the current economic slowdown.
“Traditionally, when the economy does badly, the entertainment market grows,” said Hartmann. “I don’t see why it should be any different this time.
“The recession is coming, but it’s not only about the sad situation of people worrying if they can pay their mortgage – it’s people wondering if they can still afford to spend £500 to go crazy in Ibiza twice a year.”
“People spend less than a tenth of that on a video game that will last for hours in their own home. Cost-wise for a decent amount of hours of entertainment, it’s cheap. Brutally cheap. The recession shouldn’t have too much of an impact,” he adds.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jan 08, 2009 | 13:07 GMT
In an interview with MCV, Global President of 2K Christoph Hartmann has said that if done right, the Bioshock franchise could be like Star Wars and be a six-parter.
“For Bioshock, because it’s so story driven, the question obviously arises: how long can you do it without turning into The Matrix?” said Hartmann.
“The first Matrix was great, the second one was weird and the third one, you thought: ‘Who [making this] is on crack and who isn’t?’.
“But, then again, look at Star Wars. It’s a fight between good and evil, just like Bioshock. If we spin it the right way and get the right twist of innovation, we can make six parts of it, as Star Wars did,” he went on.
“But we have to be careful not to cash in. I won’t name the company, but there was a great racing game years ago. They brought it back year-on-year. If you look at the scores, it’s hard to believe what they’ve done to it. It’s upsetting, actually.”
Bioshock 2 Sea of Dreams is due out late 2009.