NFL Expected to Re-Sign EA Sports for Madden Video Games

NFL owners will vote next week to extend EA Sports’ exclusive rights to produce and market NFL action simulation video games through at least the 2025 season with a chance to extend through 2026, a source said, assuring the continuation of the long-running Madden franchise well into this decade. The deal also includes non-exclusive rights […]

NFL Team Uses Animal Crossing: New Horizons To Tease Season Schedule

The explosive sales success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons means we’re seeing it adopted outside the usual video game circles, from well-known figures like actor Danny Trejo and US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Now we can add NFL teams to that list, after the Detroit Lions used the game to tease its upcoming season schedule. The […]

2K returns to making NFL video games, but not a Madden competitor

2K is getting back into the officially licensed football video game business, having struck a “multi-year partnership” with the NFL that covers “multiple future video games,” the parties announced Tuesday. But don’t call it a comeback: The deal is for “non-simulation football game experiences,” according to a news release from 2K, so it doesn’t give […]

2K Making NFL Games Again

2K’s last officially licensed NFL football video game – ESPN NFL 2K5 – came out in 2004, and since that time fans have clamored for a deal that would bring the league and the publisher back together. Today 2K has announced that it is indeed renewing its partnership with the NFL through a multi-year deal, although […]

2K and NFL are making games together again — just not an NFL 2K sim

After more than 15 years, 2K Games is once again working with the National Football League. The NFL and 2K announced their partnership this morning — although they didn’t disclose the details of the financial agreement. They did confirm, however, that multiple games are in the works. But 2K is warning fans not to expect […]