Long read for most of you on BX... but good read if you actually read it... basically talks about how 2K has been losing $30 million a year on the MLB franchise and how since the deal is up at the end of this baseball season there probably won't be another MLB game from them...
Part where they talk about that
2K Sports is trying to bootstrap its baseball franchise to its NBA title, which is a smart thing. NBA 2K has been an outstanding game for years now, certainly since the crisis of 2009 when 2K Sports took the MLB project away from Kush Games and saddled Visual Concepts with a nine-month development cycle that ended in disaster. Why 2K Sports waited until now to try this, and whether it signals an attempt to save its baseball marriage, or giving up on it, who can tell. But it may be a moot point.
"I think that they are done with baseball, unless MLB is willing to take
sharply reduced terms," said Michael Pachter, the noted games industry analyst for Wedbush Securities. "The last deal cost Take-Two $30 million a year in losses, and they can't renew it without a $30 million reduction in royalty—even then they would just break even."
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