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Madden developer, Rex, sends major warning shots to 2K and their football franchise. This interview is a must see and also Madden 15 is so good that one should believe 2K football is not far away.
The biggest factor in this epic E3 2014 video is the fact that the license is OPEN and it appears 2K can do a football game now. If this is true which it appears to be then 2K will accept this challenge and EA SPORTS will be back again in a dog fight.
About EA Sports
EA Sports (stylized as EA SPORTS) is a brand of Electronic Arts that creates and develops sports video games. Formerly a marketing gimmick of Electronic Arts, in which they tried to mimic real-life sports networks by calling themselves “EA Sports Network” (EASN) with pictures or endorsements of real commentators such as John Madden, it soon grew up to become a sub-label on its own, releasing game series such as NBA Live, FIFA, NHL, Madden NFL, and NASCAR. The best selling EA Sports series is the FIFA series with over 100 million units sold.
Most games under this brand are developed by EA Canada, the studio of Electronic Arts in Burnaby, British Columbia, as well as at EA Blackbox, Vancouver, British Columbia and EA Tiburon in Maitland, Florida. EA Sports mainly competes with 2K Sports.
EA Sports’ motto is It’s in the game. This tag line, strategized by Don Transeth, written by Jeff Odiorne and Michael Wilde, and delivered by the voice of EA Sports, Andrew Anthony, has become a cultural rallying cry throughout the sports universe.
Unlike some other companies, EA Sports has no special ties to a single platform, which means that all games are released for the best-selling active platforms, sometimes long after most other companies abandon them. For example, FIFA 98, Madden NFL 98, NBA Live 98, and NHL 98 were released for the Sega Genesis and the Super NES throughout 1997; Madden NFL 2005 and FIFA 2005 had PlayStation releases in 2004 (FIFA 2005 was also the last PlayStation title to be released); and NCAA Football 08 had an Xbox release in 2007. Madden NFL 08 also had Xbox and GameCube releases in 2007, and was the final title released for the GameCube, with Madden NFL 09 following as the final Xbox title. Additionally, NASCAR Thunder 2003 and NASCAR Thunder 2004 were released not only for the PlayStation 2, but for the original PlayStation as well. The EA Sports brand name is used to sponsor English Football League Two team Swindon Town F.C. from 2009–10 season onwards and the EA Sports Cup in Republic of Ireland.
About 2k Sports
2K Sports is a brand of 2K Games. It comprises a single development studio, Visual Concepts, which was purchased from Sega in 2005. 2K Sports mainly develops and publishes American sports video games such as NBA 2K series and the WWE 2K series. It previously produced NHL 2K series and the MLB 2K series and never had the opportunity to produce new official NFL 2K series games due to the EA buyout of the NFL license in 2004