2K Games Announces Agreement with NFLPA
Ryan Bloom / Jul 30th, 2020 No Comments
In March, 2K Games announced a new multi-year deal with the NFL to produce “non-simulation football video game experiences.” Today, the company announced a licensing agreement with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) that will allow for 2K to use the names, numbers and likenesses of current NFL players.
2K’s journey back into football gaming will be an interesting one. Electronic Arts, makers of the extremely popular Madden NFL series, has extended its exclusive agreement to make NFL-licensed simulation games through 2026. 2K Sports has not developed a football title since All-Pro Football 2K8 released in 2007 without the NFL license.
2K Games says that it is in the early stages of development for multiple football games, and that those games are expected to begin releasing in 2021. Without the ability to create simulation titles, a football version of 2K’s NBA Playgrounds and WWE Battlegrounds series’ may be where this partnership is leading going.
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