Take-Two Interactive has shut down 2K China and cancelled Borderlands Online, the free-to-play spin-off of Gearbox's shooter set for China.

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Based in Shanghai, 2K China consisted of roughly 150 staff members.

"We are excited about the opportunities to expand our business in Asia, and we remain committed to delivering triple-A offerings for that region. At this time, we can confirm that we are closing 2K China," Take-Two said in a statement to GamesIndustry.biz.

"We determined that the additional time required to finish current projects at the studio, particularly Borderlands Online, would not yield a favourable return on investment."

It's worth noting that this won't affect Take-Two's other studios in the region, like the Shanghai-based NBA2K Online team or the company's Singapore branch. Civilization Online is also on track to launch in Korea later this fiscal year.

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