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2K Acquires HookBang Game Division, Under the New Name Visual Concepts Austin

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2K Acquires HookBang Game Division, Under the New Name Visual Concepts Austin

2K has announced it has acquired HookBang LLC’s Austin-based video game division and will become part of Visual Concepts, the wholly-owned studio and developer of the NBA 2K franchise.

The acquired studio, now named Visual Concepts Austin, will operate from a to-be-announced new location in the Austin, Texas metropolitan area, where it will expand its on-going efforts on the NBA 2K franchise and plans to employ hundreds of developers to support the basketball simulation series as well as 2K’s expanding publishing business.

Founded in 2012 as a solutions-based collective of engineers, artists and designers that provide full-service software design and development for brands, agencies and technology companies, HookBang, LLC recently partnered with Visual Concepts to provide art, design and engineering support for NBA  2K21. As Visual Concepts Austin, the team will expand its efforts on the NBA 2K franchise, including platform development and live services support.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  1. Now...do I buy NBA 2K22 this year or skip it for NBA 2K23 once the new development team has a full year underneath their belt?
    EDIT:
    I guess I could wait and see if it's offered on Game Pass.
    I think/hope this is to help free up the old NFL 2k team (or at least those who remain) at Visual Concepts  to work on  a football project...
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    I think/hope this is to help free up the old NFL 2k team (or at least those who remain) at Visual Concepts* to work on* a football project...

    That's what I've been thinking too. But even if it's not this is good for NBA 2k.

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