Visual Concepts

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Visual Concepts Entertainment
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded 1988; 29 years ago (1988)
Headquarters Novato, California, United States
Products Sports games
Parent 2K Sports
(Take-Two Interactive)
Website Official website

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.

Games developed by Visual Concepts[edit]

The following games have been developed by Visual Concepts.[3]

2K/WWE game series[edit]

2K/ESPN game series[edit]

Other games[edit]

PlayStation 3[edit]

  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Xbox 360[edit]

  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

PlayStation 2[edit]

  • SEGA Soccer Slam


  • SEGA Soccer Slam




  • NBA Fastbreak '98
  • NHL Hockey '97 (published by EA Sports)
  • One
  • Viewpoint
  • One Developer Diary

Sega Saturn[edit]

  • NBA Action 98 (published by Sega Sports)
  • NHL Hockey 97 (published by EA Sports)

SNES/Genesis/Mega Drive[edit]

Game Boy[edit]



  • Designasaurus II
  • Dominus

Apple IIGS[edit]

  • Task Force (published by Britannica Software)
  • Gnarly Golf (published by Britannica Software)
  • Great Western Shootout (published by Britannica Software)
  • Pipe Dream


  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. 
  3. ^ Games Developed by Visual Concepts