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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 16, 2022–

Private Division, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that it has signed four new publishing agreements with leading independent developers Die Gute Fabrik, Evening Star, Piccolo Studio and Yellow Brick Games. Following the recent acquisition of Roll7 in January, unannounced titles from these four studios will be added to Private Division’s portfolio of titles which includes the Kerbal Space Program franchise, OlliOlli World, The Outer Worldsand more.

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Private Division, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced that it has signed four new publishing agreements with leading independent developers Die Gute Fabrik, Evening Star, Piccolo Studio and Yellow Brick Games. Following the recent acquisition of Roll7 in January, unannounced titles from these four studios will be added to Private Division’s title portfolio which includes the Kerbal Space Program franchise, OlliOlli World, The Outer Worlds, and more. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“At Private Division, we champion the best creative talent in the gaming industry, and these four teams and the experiences they create represent a cross-section of genres that will appeal to many different gaming audiences,” said Michael Worosz, Executive Vice President and Head of the Private Division. “Die Gute Fabrik, Evening Star, Piccolo Studio, and Yellow Brick Games each have their own wildly diverse creative visions, and we’re thrilled to help introduce their games to the world.”

Die Gute Fabrik was founded in 2008 by Nils Deneken and is now led by CEO and Creative Director Hannah Nicklin. The Copenhagen-based company develops story-based games and is best known for the 2019 IGF and Indiecade awards. Mutation, a mutant soap opera where small-town gossip meets the supernatural. Die Gute Fabrik aims to draw inspiration from a variety of disciplines and stories, and push the boundaries of what games can be. The team is creating a new game based on the story.

“We are thrilled with how strongly Private Division shares our vision for the experience we want to create for our gaming audience, and the philosophy with which we collaborate on the process,” said Hannah Nicklin, head of studio and creative director at Die Gute Fabrik. “We’re so excited about our upcoming story-driven adventure game and the team we’ve assembled to create it, and we can’t wait to share more down the line.”

Evening Star was founded in 2018 by Christian Whitehead, Dave Padilla, Tom Fry, Hunter Bridges and Brad Flick, and is headquartered in Los Angeles with additional operations in London and Melbourne. The founders previously worked on the critically acclaimed film Sonic Mania Plus for SEGA. Their first title is an unannounced 3D action platformer using their proprietary Star Engine.

“We are focused on leveraging the unique backgrounds of the team to develop electrifying experiences loaded with our sense of style,” said Dave Padilla, CEO of Evening Star. “Private Division has been a fantastic partner, and their team is equally passionate about our vision. As we grow the studio, we’re excited to share more about the new world we’re creating.

Piccolo Studio was founded in 2015 by Alexis Corominas, Jordi Ministral and Oriol Pujado when the three friends left their successful advertising agency in Barcelona to pursue their passion for video games. After enlisting many of Spain’s most talented game developers, Piccolo’s debut title, Arise: A Simple Story, received critical acclaim for its storytelling and gameplay. They are developing unique new intellectual property in partnership with Private Division.

“At Piccolo Studio, we create stories that are highly personal yet centered around universal themes that impact everyone who plays our games,” said Alexis Corominas, co-founder of Piccolo Studio. “We tell our stories in a unique way, and we’re thrilled to have found a publisher who supports our vision and is also invested in ensuring the story reaches a wide audience.”

Yellow Brick Games was founded in Quebec in 2020 by industry veterans Thomas Giroux, Mike Laidlaw, Jeff Skalski and Frederic St-Laurent B. Having worked on many successful AAA franchises including dragon age, Assassin’s Creedand Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, the Yellow Brick Games team aims to deliver innovative and emergent gameplay designed by a small, highly skilled team. The studio strongly believes that emerging systems create rich, interactive worlds. In that vein, Yellow Brick Games is creating an ambitious new action RPG.

“I feel energized by the challenge of helping build a new studio – full of incredible talent, ambitious ideas and a real focus on our product – while taking risks that might not be possible in development. AAA games,” said Mike Laidlaw, Chief Creative Officer at Yellow Brick Games. “We want to deliver something special for our first title, and our partnership with Private Division provides our team with the support needed to create a truly memorable game.”

Together with these developers, Private Division will announce more details about each specific project in the future. All four titles are currently in early development and have no announced release dates yet. The first of these titles isn’t expected to launch until Take-Two’s 2024 fiscal year.

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About the Private Division

Private Division is a developer-focused publisher that partners with the best creative talent in the video game industry, enabling studios to develop the games they are passionate about creating, while providing the support they need. to make their titles a critical and commercial success on a global scale. The Label publishes the Kerbal Space Program franchise, Ancestors: Humankind’s Odyssey from Panache Digital Games, The Outer Worlds from Obsidian Entertainment, Disintegration from V1 Interactive, and OlliOlli World from Roll7, with future unannounced projects in development with Moon Studios, Die Gute Fabrik, Evening Star, Piccolo Studio, Yellow Brick Games and other esteemed independent developers. Private Division publishes the physical retail edition of underworld from Supergiant Games on PlayStation® and Xbox consoles. The Private Division continues to build its in-house studio capability, with Roll7 and Intercept Games serving as in-house developers for the label. Private Division is headquartered in New York with offices in Seattle, Las Vegas, Munich and Singapore. For more information, visit www.privatedivision.com.

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Based in New York, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of interactive consumer entertainment worldwide. We develop and publish products primarily through Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division and T2 Mobile Games. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered via physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The common shares of the Company are listed on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more company and product information, please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

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