Visual Concepts is the studio behind some of the greatest sports games like the NBA 2K series, as well as WWE 2K titles, and it appears that they have another still unannounced project in the works.
If you are unfamiliar with the works of Visual Concepts, then we have to refresh your memory since we are talking about one of the oldest studios in the world.
Visual Concepts are responsible for great titles like the NBA 2K series, and over the years, they have remained in their area of expertise, until the announcement of their new game.
Their 2K series is getting better and better every year. Now NBA 2K series are full of different features from online play with MyTEAM, to incredible graphics and unlocking players’ cards.
It’s a great game whether you are a basketball nerd, if you just know teams from how to bet on the NBA online, or if you have no idea about the sport and just enjoy the game adrenaline. However, they decided that it is time for a change and to use their knowledge in a different category game.
Visual Concepts is a studio originally founded way back in 1988 and was later acquired by Sega in 1999. A few years later, Saga sold the company to Take-Two in 2005. Since then, they have been in a role for creating one of the best sports games in the industry.
What Is Next For 2K?
Now the studio employs more than 350 people, and it seems like their team is going to expand with their latest project.
Apparently, Visual Concepts is working on a new AAA game that will blow your mind. At least that is what their Twitter bio says. It seems like they are working round the clock with their upcoming game since most of their social media posts are directing people to their recruitment page.
Among the many listings for a producer at Visual Concepts, the studio is also looking for a seasoned producer to join their development efforts for an unannounced open-world driving game. They also stated that the new game will have a major license, which probably means that we will see a lot of popular cars from real-world car companies.
Their LinkedIn page also suggests that they are looking for a senior build and automation engineer, senior technical artist, senior software engineer, and senior software engineer.
What do We know about Visual Concepts Open-World Driving Game?
The name of the game or the concept is still unknown, and to be honest, it needs to be perfect in order to top up other car games like Forza Horizon 5. Just like their previous games like the NBA 2K series, the new open-world game will use Unreal Engine. Since we are talking about a ‘mind-blowing’ game, the graphics need to be as realistic as possible.
When it comes to playable platforms, the studio stated that their new AAA title is targeted at multiple platforms. This means that it is safe to say that the new driving game will come for PC and console.
Another important thing to mention is the multiplayer option. Since one of their job opportunities suggested that they are looking for a multiplayer software engineer, the game should also provide the option of playing with your friends.
Most people are not aware that this is not the first time for Visual Concepts to be involved in a driving game. Their closest ‘major license’ title that involves driving is Midnight Club. Midnight Club is a racing game that was released back in 2008, but it is owned by Rockstar Games, which also owns Visual Concepts’ parent company, Take-Two Interactive.
The best thing about this new AAA game is the open-world feature. We rarely see racing games with major licenses that have an open-world multiplayer option. This not-so-new concept might put Visual Concepts on the map in the car game industry.
It seems like they’ve explored everything about their popular sports series and want something to spice things up and refresh their portfolio. This is the right move for the company, and we have to wait and see if our expectations will be fulfilled.
Since the project is in starting phase and they are still looking for recruitments, it is safe to say that we have to wait at least a year in order to get our first look at their brand new game. Until then, you can still enjoy some of their greatest titles like the NBA 2K22.