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2K To Partner With National Football League For Non-Simulation Games

by Donald Theriault - March 10, 2020, 5:45 am EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Take Two (PDF)

So we can't count out a NFL licensed game on Switch. Unlike, say, Touchdown Tom.

After more than a decade and a half, 2K Sports will return to the gridiron - but not with a simulation.

Parent company Take Two Interactive have announced a multi-year partnership with the National Football League which will see 2K publish multiple "non-simulation" football games. The first of these titles is slated for sometime between April and December of next year, based on a launch estimate of "calendar 2021 during the 2022 fiscal year".

Platforms and developers have not been announced for the first game, though the Switch did receive the two NBA Playgrounds games as well as NBA 2K since the 2018 game. Electronic Arts, which has not published the annual Madden series on Switch, will continue to hold the license for simulation football.

Talkback

MythtendoMarch 12, 2020

I think it should be pointed out that right now they have a license deal ONLY with the NFL, not the NFLPA. That means that it could have the team names and logos, but not the players (but since any game would be at least a year away, they still have time to reach a deal with the NFLPA).

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMarch 12, 2020

It's also worth noting that 2K's current sports offerings are absolute DLC fests.

ShyGuyMarch 12, 2020

simulation is the only sports we will have left...

BeautifulShyMarch 13, 2020

Quote from: ShyGuy

simulation is the only sports we will have left...

Wow that is very sobering.

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