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Visual Concepts Entertainment is an American video game developer based in Novato, California best known for developing Take-Two Interactive's 2K series of sports games. After the success of the series, they were acquired by Sega and became a wholly owned studio with Sega, usually termed a first-party developer. However, Sega at the time termed non-internal studios that the company either set up or purchased as "1.5 development studios" in order to differentiate them from their own internal studios. In January 2005, Visual Concepts was sold to Take-Two Interactive along with their wholly owned subsidiary Kush Games.[1] With the purchase of Visual Concepts, Take-Two created 2K Games, a new publishing label.[2] Although the company started out developing quirky titles such as Lester the Unlikely, development efforts are now primarily centered on sports titles such as Basketball and Wrestling. It also has two development studios: Visual Concepts China, and Visual Concepts Korea.

Visual Concepts Entertainment
Subsidiary
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded 1988; 29 years ago (1988)
Headquarters Novato, California, United States
Key people
Greg Thomas (President)
Products Sports games
Parent 2K Sports
(Take-Two Interactive)
Divisions Visual Concepts China
Visual Concepts Korea
Website Official website

Games developed by Visual ConceptsEdit

Year Title Platform(s)
1989 Gnarly Golf Apple IIGS
1989 Great Western Shootout
1990 Designasaurus II DOS
1990 Pipe Mania Apple IIGS
1990 Task Force
1990 Trog NES
1992 McDonaldland Game Boy
1992 Spot: The Cool Adventure
1992 Star Trek: 25th Anniversary
1992 Viewpoint PlayStation
1993 Bill Walsh College Football Sega Genesis
Sega CD
SNES
1993 ClayFighter SNES
1993 Harley's Humongous Adventure
1993 Madden NFL '94
1993 Taz-Mania
1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
1994 Claymates
1994 Dominus DOS
1994 Lester the Unlikely SNES
1994 Madden NFL '95
1994 MLBPA Baseball
1994 NHL 95
1994 Nickelodeon GUTS
1995 ClayFighter 2: Judgment Clay
1995 Phantom 2040 Game Gear
1995 Toughman Contest Sega Genesis
1995 Weaponlord Sega Genesis
SNES
1996 NHL 97 PlayStation
Sega Saturn
1997 NBA Action 98 Sega Saturn
1997 NBA Fastbreak '98 PlayStation
1998 One
1999 NBA 2K Dreamcast
1999 NFL 2K
1999 NHL 2K
2000 NBA 2K1
2000 NFL 2K1
2000 NHL 2K
2001 Floigan Bros.
2001 NBA 2K2 Dreamcast
PlayStation 2
Xbox
GameCube
2001 NCAA College Football 2K2: Road to the Rose Bowl Dreamcast
2001 NFL 2K2 Dreamcast
PlayStation 2
Xbox
2001 NHL 2K2
2001 Ooga Booga Dreamcast
2001 Sonic Adventure 2
2001 World Series Baseball 2K2 Dreamcast
Xbox
2002 NBA 2K3 PlayStation 2
Xbox
GameCube
2002 NCAA College Basketball 2K3
2002 NCAA College Football 2K3
2002 NFL 2K3
2002 NHL 2K3
2002 Sega Soccer Slam
2002 ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth Xbox
2003 ESPN College Hoops PlayStation 2
Xbox
2003 ESPN NBA Basketball
2003 ESPN NHL Hockey
2003 ESPN NFL Football
2003 World Series Baseball 2K3
2004 ESPN College Hoops 2K5
2004 ESPN NBA 2K5
2004 ESPN NFL 2K5
2004 ESPN NHL 2K5
2004 ESPN MLB Baseball
2005 College Hoops 2K6 PlayStation 2
Xbox
Xbox 360
2005 Major League Baseball 2K5 PlayStation 2
Xbox
2005 NBA 2K6 PlayStation 2
Xbox
Xbox 360
2005 NHL 2K6
2006 College Hoops 2K7 PlayStation 2
Xbox
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
2006 Major League Baseball 2K6 PlayStation 2
Xbox
Xbox 360
GameCube
PlayStation Portable
2006 NBA 2K7 PlayStation 2
Xbox
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
2006 NHL 2K7
2007 All-Pro Football 2K8 PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
2007 College Hoops 2K8 PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
2007 Major League Baseball 2K7 PlayStation 2
Xbox
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Portable
Nintendo DS
Game Boy Advance
2007 NBA 2K8 PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
2007 NHL 2K8
2008 Major League Baseball 2K8 PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Portable
Wii
Xbox 360
2008 NBA 2K9 PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
2008 NHL 2K9 PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Wii
Xbox 360
2009 Major League Baseball 2K9 Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Wii
2009 NBA 2K10
2009 NBA 2K10: Draft Combine Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
2009 NHL 2K10 Wii
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 2
2010 Major League Baseball 2K10 Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 2
Wii
Nintendo DS
PlayStation Portable
2010 NBA 2K11 PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Microsoft Windows
Wii
PlayStation Portable
2010 NHL 2K11 Wii
iOS
2011 Major League Baseball 2K11 Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Wii
Nintendo DS
Microsoft Windows
2011 NBA 2K12 PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Microsoft Windows
Wii
PlayStation Portable
iOS
2012 Major League Baseball 2K12 PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Portable
Microsoft Windows
Nintendo DS
Wii
Xbox 360
2012 MyNBA 2K iOS

Android

2012 NBA 2K13 PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Wii
Wii U
PlayStation Portable
iOS
Android
Microsoft Windows
2012 NBA 2K All Stars Web Browser
2012 NBA 2K MyLIFE
2012 NBA 2K Online
2013 Major League Baseball 2K13 PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
2013 MyNBA 2K14 iOS
Android
2013 NBA 2K14 PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
iOS
Android
Microsoft Windows
2013 Pro Baseball 2K Microsoft Windows
2013 WWE 2K14 PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
2014 MyNBA 2K15 iOS
Android
2014 NBA 2K15 PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
iOS
Android
Microsoft Windows
2014 NHL 2K iOS
Android
2014 WWE 2K iOS
Android
2014 WWE 2K15 PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Microsoft Windows
2015 MyNBA 2K16 iOS
Android
2015 NBA 2K16 PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
iOS
Android
Microsoft Windows
2015 NHL SuperCard iOS
Android
2015 WWE 2K16 PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Microsoft Windows
2015 WWE SuperCard iOS
Android
2016 MyNBA 2K17
2016 NBA 2K17 PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
iOS
Android
Microsoft Windows
2016 NBA 2K17: The Prelude PlayStation 4
Xbox One
2016 NBA 2KVR Experience HTC Vive
PlayStation VR
Samsung Gear VR
Oculus Rift
2016 WWE 2K17 PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Microsoft Windows
2017 NBA 2K18 PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Microsoft Windows
Nintendo Switch
2017 WWE 2K18 PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Feldman, Curt; Thorsen, Tor (January 24, 2005). "Sega officially out of the sports game". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ Sharma, Dinesh (2005-01-25). "Take-Two takes Sega's sports-game studios". CNET. Retrieved 2011-08-24.