CVG: "EA Sports president Peter Moore says EA wants to get back into developing baseball games, and has eyes on the official MLB license currently held by Sony (MLB 10 The Show) and 2K (MLB 2K10)."
now they wanna ruin baseball games... Edit just hope EA doesnt get the exclusive rights...or we can say bye bye to mlb the show
MVP Baseball 2004 was the best .... 2K sucks. The Show is good though.
Since i am European and dont care about baseball i would rather see super talented Sony San Diego studio work on proper game, maybe on Mark Of Kri 3, they made first game.
ya I kept saying don't start praising EA yet. Yet time and time again I kept seeing "EA is really focusing on the consumer this gen."
They gotta do something. 2K getting Jordan will do massive damage to their BBall franchise.
no it won't because Jordan dont play anymore so it not like he going to be on a team other than an 80's 90's 00's all star tteam
I'm gonna buy some Jordan's. just by saying that you know what I mean. I'm gonna buy some Durant's "wtf?" ps. No disrespect to Kevin Durant.The guy is a monster talent that everyone has their eye on.
I am fine with it because I loved the MVP series. If they did get exclusive rights, I'll be pissed because no more The Show and MVP will turn into the next Madden.
MVP Baseball 2005 was amazing. I loved that game. I played it on the original XBOX in hi-def which at that time wasn't that bad and it was nice. I overplayed that damn game. I would love to see EA do baseball again for the sake of XBOX 360 baseball fans. PS3 gets the Show, which is amazing and then there's 2K Sports....
Sony and 2K do not necessarily hold the licenses....2K has exclusive 3rd party rights to the license, and console makers (Nintendo, Sony Microsoft) have the right to use it as well.
MVP Baseball 2005 is my all-time favorite baseball game, so I wouldn't mind them taking over if they do a good job.
MVP baseball > MLB 2k whatever. Honestly, I preferred MVP over The Show, but that is probably because MVP 2003 was my first (good) PS2 game and The Show always froze my PS2 (If your interested in which 'The Show' I got, I remember it was the one with Vlad on the cover).
The show is my first baseball game since bases loaded or whatever it was called on the 2600. And I like it a lot. My only caveat is the online lag. I mean why is there any when I'm playing my friend who is less than three miles away? It's still fun but could be so much better. And yes if ea does get exclusive rights we are DOOMED.
i can sense ea is struggling with their product. What needs to happen is a new business law. There should be a law that there is no exclusive deals across the board, its better for us as gamers and for gaming itself, period!
can you imagine what EA would be like the next generation? Having more work to make a product better would kill EA....bunch of slackers!!! By the way, I e-mailed Ian Cummings about Madden 11, still no word. I guess they have COMPLETELY abandoned the gamer 100%
do you know how much hate mail that guy probably gets? he probably never checks the thing.
MLB NUFF SAID.
man if they get exclusive rights then seriously FUCK YOU EA! You guys are already ruining Football games since there's no competition to MAKE you work harder and innovate.
i don't understand why the judge don't rule Ea having the NFL license a monopoly already
What EA is doing with Madden is the exact same thing 2K is doing with their MLB 2K series, don't pretend it's different (For xbox only owners, at least).
After baseball, then what, hockey? I'll boycott if EA "sports" games if they monopolies any further.
Well, EA put 2k hockey out of business basically.....2k only makes a Wii game and now EA is putting out a Wii game......theyre looking to monopolize hockey without an exclusive license .....
that's just being out matched which is FINE. but these "exclusive licenses" bs, hate it.
Hockey exclusivity to EA would be nice, 2K should not be making hockey games. I think they're terrible, too arcade-ish. As VoicesInMyHead put it, EA Sports has basically run 2K Sports from the hockey game business as they're only working on the Wii for 2K11. NHL by EA Sports has been the game to get since 2007 and it won't change for a while. If only EA were to use the same development team as they do for NHL and FIFA games then all the EA Sports titles would be great. OH, and we'll see how the new ELITE NBA games turn out.
You can't lump the EA NHL developers in with the basketball and football developers. EA's hockey developers have done an A+++ job every year. This year looks to be there greatest with the edition of the CHL and a new physics engine. EA Vancouver is what all of EA should strive to be (soccer is doing just great also I believe).
Yea, they just need to add NCAA support and new goaltender animations/AI
HOPEFULLY, MVP baseball IS STILL THE BEST BASEBALL GAME OUT.
What? No! Nobody should get a "license" all companies should be able to make a game.
way to go ea you are about to produce another fail sports game and know because its shit everyones going to rent it so by then you'll have that charge for online(second hand, third hand etc)
Sony has a baseball license. EA wants a baseball license. Sony and EA are friends. This could also clear up SCE San Diego for other projects. I'm not a big EA fan, but Sony might be considering profiting from this.
i doubt SONY wants to drop MLB the Show, its actually quite profitable. Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasnt mlb10 sold a million copies already?
I will be pissed that will KILL MLB for SONY and thats my fav baseball game! I will be Livid!
Wall of text incoming: Exclusive licenses are bad, they turn games into a roster update for 60usd deal. Here is a superb bidding system for you guys, I'm giving away for free (can be applied to anything, still allowing exclusive licenses, that will maximize the profit, you heard it here folks.... (they may already be doing this somewhere, lol)) Let's say three companies want the license. They all give their bid, and the bid(s) whose total(s) are the most wins, where the license is given for the lowest bid that won for all parties. Much needed example: Company a: 2, b: 4, c:6 -> Company b and c wins licenses, for 4 units of money. (Totaling 8, more than 6) Company a: 3, b: 6, c: 14 -> Company c wins the exclusive license, however, company b could easily raise to 8 to also win the license, and the total would be 16) Company a: 5, b: 7, c: 8 -> All companies win the license at a fee of 5 (if above minimum required bid) There you go.. Thank me later :P
I dont care just keep The Show running...Best baseball series since MVP IMO.
i dont think they will get an exclusive deal like Madden. MLB the Show has proved to be the gem of sport games.
next thing you know they license hockey then soccer then basketball then racing games
If EA does this; then no MLB The Show. BS
Who knows, maybe they'll just do the same deal, where Sony can still make baseball games, but 2K can't make them anymore.
Sony was the only one who got baseball right!!!!
EA always had a sucky baseball game. I refuse to EVER BUY an EA baseball game. I hope Bud doesnt give them the SOLE RIGHTS to make a baseball game. My god it can NEVER get any better than The Show. End of Line.
MADDEN NFL IS THE BEST FOOTBALL GAME EVER
"We would love to get back involved in baseball," Moore told Kotaku. "The ability for us to be able to get back, and in a meaningful way, and in a way that makes sense for the SHAREHOLDERS of Electronic Arts is going to be important." Screw the shareholders, what about the gamers? EA and their bull crap Exclusive NFL license has brought nothing but misery and pain to video game football players as there has been ZERO innovation since EA took over football. MLB The Show and MLB 2K are great games because of competition and I don't won't EA screwing this up.
plz dont let this happen .then baseball would suck to .
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