|Parent company||Take-Two Interactive|
2K Sports is a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., and it is a publishing company comprising of two development studios, Visual Concepts and Kush Games. The games developed and published under the 2K Sports label concentrate on sports, high-profile licensing, and specialty products. Among these are the All-Pro Football 2K, NBA 2K, Major League Baseball 2K, NHL 2K, and the Top Spin series.
In January 2005, Take-Two Interactive acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Visual Concepts and its wholly owned subsidiary, Kush Games, the developers of some of the company's sports titles, and certain intellectual property rights associated with these products from Sega for $24 million.
2K Sports, which in late 2004 purchased development studio Indie Built from Microsoft Game Studios, closed down the Indie Built studio in April 2006. Indie Built was known for its work on the Amped, Links, and Top Spin series. However, 2K Sports still owns the rights to these intellectual properties. 2K Sports has the exclusive third-party rights to produce Major League Baseball and World Poker Tour games.