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2K's Visual Concepts Austin Hit With Layoffs

2K's Visual Concepts Austin Hit With Layoffs - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 February 2024 / 1,648 Views

2K's Visual Concepts Austin has been hit with layoffs, according to a post from former art manager Brad Bowling on LinkedIn spotted by Game Developer.

"Well...the games industry bloodletting continues," said Bowling. "Today Visual Concepts Austin laid off myself and a group of very talented developers. I have had a great time over the past couple of years working with some of the finest Game Devs in the industry. Over the past 23 years of making game art, I have seen some downturns but nothing like this."

Software engineer Sydney F also confirmed to have also been laid off.

"Well, after a great year of working at Visual Concepts Austin it’s sad to say I’ve been laid off as of today, along with several other amazing colleagues," they said. "I will miss all of those that I worked with greatly. It’s definitely rough as it’s only been a year and a half since I was previously laid off as well. Even in this tough market I found a job once, I can hopefully do it again."

2K acquired Visual Concepts Austin in March 2021 and at the time said the studio would help its publishing business and provide engineering support on the NBA 2K series.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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