EA Sports Reportedly Has Deal With MLB To Resurrect Baseball Game
EA Sports "has a deal with Major League Baseball in place" to create a new gaming franchise, which may be launched "sooner than anyone expected," according to sources cited by Jon Robinson of ESPN.com. The sources indicated that EA is "developing a new digital baseball game, complete with the MLB license, for Facebook." Not "much is known about the project at this time, but by looking at the other EA Sports Facebook games, one can assume it will be something along the lines of fantasy team building." MLB's exclusive video game license with 2K Sports ends in '12. The deal was signed in '05, ending "one of the most beloved sports gaming franchises of all time," EA Sports' "MVP Baseball." Robinson added with EA Sports and MLB "already working side-by-side on this new project, it gives me great hope that we'll see an eventual return of 'MVP Baseball' once 2K's exclusive deal runs out next year" (ESPN.com, 3/22).
contract with MLB expires in '12