Take-Two and 2K Sports activities introduced on Tuesday that they’ve acquired the Austin, Texas-based studio HookBang, which shall be folded into NBA 2K developer Visible Ideas.
The brand new studio shall be known as Visible Ideas Austin, and it goals to make use of “a whole bunch” of individuals to assist the NBA 2K sequence. This workplace can even do publishing work.
HookBang is described as a “solutions-based collective” made up of engineers, artists, and designers that work with manufacturers on software program design, amongst different issues. The corporate labored with 2K and Visible Ideas on the artwork, design, and engineering for NBA 2K21, so this acquisition will not be fully surprising or out of the extraordinary.
Visible Ideas Austin, the brand new studio, will “increase its efforts on the NBA 2K franchise, together with platform improvement and stay companies assist.”
Phrases of the acquisition weren’t disclosed.
NBA 2K21 has bought greater than 8 million copies, with microtransaction spending rising year-over-year as effectively. It is smart that 2K and Visible Ideas wish to add extra builders to the sequence to additional improve the enchantment of the model.