Top
70°

GameTap: Interviews EA Peter Moore

GameTap's Jon Robinson writes: Say goodbye to those dreams of NFL 2K10. EA Sports has come to terms with the NFL and the NFL Players Association to extend its exclusive videogame licensing agreement through the 2012 season (which culminates with the Super Bowl in February 2013).

Here's what else the new head of EA Sports had to say:

GameTap: Madden sold so well before you guys had the exclusive license. What does EA Sports actually gain from this deal?

Peter Moore: To be clear, the NFL was the entity that wanted the exclusive relationship. EA bid as did a number of other companies for the exclusive relationship. It wasn't on our behest that this went exclusive. In 2004, the NFL looked for an exclusive relationship because they were concerned I think about where some of the licenses were going, some of the price points that were being hit, and decided that they only wanted one company to do this. We bid and we were very fortunate and lucky and delighted to be the winning licensee. As a result of that, that gives us this period of renegotiation which has just been completed.

The story is too old to be commented.
kewlkat0073364d ago (Edited 3364d ago )

"Say goodbye to those dreams of NFL 2K10. EA Sports has come to terms with the NFL and the NFL Players Association to extend its exclusive videogame licensing agreement through the 2012 season (which culminates with the Super Bowl in February 2013)."

NOooooooooooooooooooo!!!1

Damn you...EA and your Deep Pockets. Back to play NFL2K5 for another 5 years.

Kaz Hirai3364d ago

I challenge him to a kung-fu fight!

MWAH-HA-HA-HA!

Samer3053364d ago

This is very bad news. Now I will never see a good football game for a long time to come. No compitition means no good game simple as that. Especially when EA is involved.

Killfooler3364d ago

Really though, according to Moore, it was EA who wanted exclusivity. So either way, there wouldn't have been any competition. With 2K's limited budget and financial woes, I'm not sure what they would have churned out for the next 5 years.

2k5 - Best football game ever. Not sure it would have gotten any better though. Just look at their NHL licenses.

donscrillinger3364d ago

UCK PETER MOORE AND E.A. AND THE NFL AS AN WHOLE........ BEECH AZZ NINJAZ DAmnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

Joey Gladstone3364d ago

there are no words to describe my hate for you.......maybe despise.....no...maybe detest....no...I got it Loathe....thats it EA I loathe you....
...
.....
....."The JOEY has Spoken"

Jinxstar3364d ago

I have no problem with EA just EA sports... Warhammer online looks sweet. Burnout Paradise is amazing, SSX, Dungeon Keeper, Ultima, C&C, Sim City... There are others that are pretty good as well... Their sports division sucks hence why moore is leading it...

Show all comments (13)
The story is too old to be commented.