segagago wrote:Since Sega renewed their Sega Sports, when will they be able to make american football games again? I remember playing ESPN 2k5 on the original xbox and it was, and still is, better than any Madden I've ever played.
The anwser is yes, EA's Madden NFL exclusive license will least at the end of this year.
Your Assuming that EA would let the license go, because of expiration. Considering the wads of cash EA makes to swim in from that IP, competition in that space is the last thing they want. I can easily see EA renewing the license.
Sega sold of Visual concepts to take two with associates as well and the 2K label was officially handled from that point on by 2K, who has an exclusive 3rd party agreement with the MLB on that matter.
So if SEGA was going to renew with intent to use, only hockey, Soccer(or football if you prefer), Racing, Rugby, basketball and a few others would be available to use with official sanctions(players, stats teams ect.) Otherwise, if the concurrent exclusivity Licenses are renewed, then Sega would be able to make a football or baseball game, assuming that they not use any official teams, stadiums, players, locations, and names.