Officials from in-game advertising firm Double Fusion have announced that the company has signed a deal with publisher Take-Two Interactive to place adverts in up to nine different games from the 2K Games and 2K Sports labels.
The deal will initially only involve static adverts but may expand to include dynamically updated online adverts. The first games to benefit from the deal will be MLB 2K8 and NBA 2K8 in the spring. The deal covers the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Wii formats, with the company also seeking Microsoft's permission to include adverts in titles for the Xbox 360.
The latter is complicated by Microsoft's acquisition of rival in-game advertising firm Massive Incorporated, which precludes dynamic advertising from other companies. It is unclear whether static advertising will be allowed, with Double Fusion CEO Jonathan Epstein indicating that, "We can't make any guarantees."