Baja: Edge of Control
is the debut title of 2XL Games, Inc.
The relatively small team includes a number of developers who are also involved with Rainbow Studios
(now THQ Digital Studios Phoenix
), a studio with similar titles and also closely tied to publisher THQ, Inc.
Most of the art and the development was outsourced and many 2XL developers are later credited on Rainbow titles again. Almost all of the development and the outsourcing was handed to TQ Global
, with the Singapore TQ Global Pte Ltd
doing research and development, and the Chinese TQ Global, Ltd.
responsible for most of the art and some development, along with a number of other Western developers. A number of people in the Master of Engineering programme with specialisation in game development at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore were also involved. Students cooperated in the production of a commercial project as a part of their training. The outsourcing was probably prompted by THQ's modest commission of US$10 million for the entire project.
The game takes its name from the real Baja 1000 off road race.