Take-Two creates Private Division publishing label for Kerbal Space Program and more indie games

Take-Two announced today the formation of Private Division, a new publishing label that will focus on games from independent developers.

Private Division will handle Kerbal Space Program, the spaceship building and flying simulator that Take-Two acquired in May.

Private Division will also publish Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, a new game from Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Désilets, and a new role-playing game codenamed Project Wight from Outsiders, a studio formed by ex-DICE developers. The new label is also publishing an unannounced RPG from Obsidian by Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, the co-creators of Fallout. Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto’s unannounced first-person shooter also joins the group.

“We have spent more than two years laying the groundwork for Private Division, building an experienced publishing team and signing projects with some the most respected and talented creative leaders in our industry,” said Michael Worosz, senior vice president and head of independent publishing at Take-Two, in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “We see a growing number of independent studios in our industry creating high quality games based on new IP, and our focus is supporting these types of developers and projects, and ultimately bringing incredible experiences to gamers around the world.”

Private Division is headquartered in New York City. It also has offices in Seattle and Munich.

Correction: This story mistakenly called Take-Two’s new label Pirate Division. The correct name is Private Division.