Posters Name: EvilTekno
Posters Email: EvilTekno@mwgl.org
Subject: Another Nail in the Coffin for Sports Games
As we reported earlier, Take Two, best known as the publisher for the Grand Theft Auto games, was in talks with the Major League Baseball Players Association to gain exclusive rights over the MLB game market.
Seems the talks went well as the MLBPA and Take Two have reported signing a 7 year deal granting Take Two exclusive rights among third-party publishers to develop and market simulation, arcade and manager-style baseball video games on the current and next-generation PlayStation, X-BOX, Nintendo, personal computer and hand-held video game systems.
I've already described my disgust for any organization to get exclusive rights. It will just lead to a narrower market, and with the lack of friendly competition between companies, do not expect any great advancements between releases.