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Opinion Business Game Dev 2K Sports remains coy on if it would be interested in poaching FIFA from EA

IbizaPocholo

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During its latest financial results call on Wednesday (transcribed by VGC), Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked about the EA-FIFA dispute and if the 2K Sports parent would be interested in expanding its football game output, should the license become available.

Currently, Take-Two’s only soccer series is mobile management game Top Eleven, which it acquired along with developer Nordeus this summer.

“We are so thrilled to have Nordeus in the Take-Two family,” Zelnick replied. “They’re just crushing it and Top Eleven is a great, beloved title. I just couldn’t be happier to be in the soccer manager business through Top Eleven with the Nordeus team.

He added: “That’s a big step forward for us… we haven’t been in that sport before. And erm, I think I’ll leave it at that today.”
 

anthony2690

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I can imagine they looking into how difficult/expensive it is to get the licenses for teams and player likenesses before committing.

As fifa's name alone is worthless imo.