2K has announced a partnership with OneTeam Partners and the National Football League Players Association to include "football's most prominent star players" in future NFL 2K games.

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It was the second-bestselling game of August. TJ Denzer is a player with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. US NPD SW - Madden NFL 21 was the best-selling title of August, with double-digit percentage dollar sales growth when compared to the release month of Madden NFL 20. Madden NFL 21 debuts as the #6 best-selling game year-to-date. He has been an NBA journalist with the Game Haus since December 2017, and he's been the best 2K player he knows since 1992. .

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You don’t reach that point year after year simply because you’re the only marketplace option. Let us know in the Comments! The NFL and 2K Games announced a new agreement today that will see the publisher of NBA 2K and WWE 2K return to football, but EA’s long-running Madden NFL series will remain unchallenged in the high-end simulation market.

No one in video gaming does. TJ Denzer March 10, 2020 7:16 AM This title includes a free upgrade to next-gen only if it has been purchased before the release of Madden NFL 22. That’s a core feature. “The NFL is one of the most successful sports brands in the world, known for creating incredible entertainment for fans,” said 2K President David Ismailer. Fans are fine with such things being an on-ramp to the career mode (like in NBA 2K) or a background supplement to it (like in MLB The Show). Well, sort of…, 2K Games and the NFL have announced that NFL 2K is coming back in 2021 with multiple "non-simulation football game experiences." This will be the first non-Madden NFL title since NFL 2K5, which was released in 2004.

In lieu of a proper simulation-focused NFL 2K21, what do you hope to see from 2K? No financial terms were disclosed in the release, but 2K and NFL will be cooperating once more on new football-themed games. You can also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs. That was limiting us from utilizing the right stick as a fully featured dribble stick. . I don’t.

“The games will be non-simulation football game experiences,” 2K said in its press release, adding, “While specific game titles, developers, and release dates will be announced at a later date, 2K confirmed the projects are in early development and will launch starting in calendar year 2021.” 2K Senior VP of Sports Strategy and Licensing Jason Argent told IGN, “These games will be ‘NFL 2K’ products, definitely.”, This is the first time anyone but EA will release an NFL football video game since 2K’s extremely well-received, aggressively priced ESPN NFL 2K5 in July 2004 – after which EA signed a long-term exclusive deal with the NFL.

Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews and roots for the Arizona Cardinals. This is hardly unique to Madden. Oh, sure, COVID-related buying might play a role — multiple publishers have reported big sales tailwinds that they attribute, with good reason, to the quarantine lifestyle. Even so, it’s a slight shame to see that the NFL 2K series won’t be making a triumphant return on this deal. 2K Games returns to the gridiron with this official NFL football game. More than a decade later it looks like NFL and 2K are getting back together to produce new video games, but don’t get too excited. The deal seems specifically set for non-simulation football games, which likely means no NFL 2K21 anytime soon. The sales figures of this past week and the review scores of last month make compelling and competing cases, though. I feel like sports video games have gone past the tipping point where an iterative release can provide its major modes of play with anything more than a good streamlining. The next-gen versions of the game will be released at launch along with the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

This will be the first non-Madden NFL title since NFL 2K5, which was released in 2004. But I can’t see it as being the whole story when Madden, every year, is thrashed by the conventional wisdom, and when Madden, every August for the past 21 years, has been the bestselling game of its month. Video game and pop culture news outlet IGN announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday. This is the first time anyone but EA will release an NFL … A game, that many people play differently. NBA 2K21 will be released on on September 4, 2020. This content is imported from YouTube. These aren’t the best games, and these aren’t the worst games. By Viral MVP March 11, 2020. Gameplay from ESPN NFL 2K5 on the original Xbox.

pic.twitter.com/YAIuXzKrye. NBA 2K21 is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series, delivering an industry-leading sports video game experience. The same will likely be true for NBA 2K21. “The games will be non-simulation football game experiences,” Take Two wrote. Do you?

The bad news is it's not possible if you buy the Standard Edition. It’s exciting to bring together 2K’s expertise in creating award-winning sports games with the NFL’s renowned status as a world-class entertainment and sports organization.”. It’s possible that developers have simply run out of big, new things to do with the core game.

It makes sense that the NFL might not sign a deal that would create direct competition with the longstanding Madden series. (Here’s where, inevitably, someone wonders why we can’t have sports video games done MMO-style, where there’s a base game and then maybe a subscription cost, with iterative development served through expansions and regular updates. in Film & Television. No one — neither developer nor player — would admit this, but it makes sense.

The NFL and 2K are getting back together once more to create new video games, but if you're looking for NFL 2K21, you might be out of luck.

Either way, a new challenger in the NFL games market is welcome, as Madden and EA have had a monopoly for close to 16 years. It was the second-bestselling game of August. UFC 4 ’s reviews, although better than Madden’s, also call it an iterative release, more refined than remade over its … The 60s it’s dragging on Metacritic — for the same reasons Madden 21 is getting torched — are unprecedented, but it won’t surprise me to see the NPD Group, which tracks sales of games in the U.S., listing NBA 2K21 first for September. Designed and Developed by, 2K Announces NFL 2K Games will Return in 2021, The Hangzhou Spark 2020 Team Superlatives, Chicago Bears: Special Teams and Coaching Midseason…, The Chicago Cubs Decline Jon Lester’s Club…, Chicago Bears: Defensive Midseason Grades, Chicago Bears: Offensive Midseason Grades, Avery Williamson traded to Pittsburgh Steelers, LeBron James Influence on the 2020 Presidential…, Mobile Sports Betting: A Glimpse Into The…, Chicago Bears: Special Teams and Coaching Midseason Grades, The Chicago Cubs Decline Jon Lester’s Club Option. Madden and FIFA gave a story mode two or three good whacks and found it not worth the continued bother. After more than a dozen years of writing about the football series, I know it never is. Whatever 2K has up their sleeve to remain out of direct competition with NFL will be at least be interesting to see. MVP: Giannis just won his second MVP award in a row in the NBA, and he's here to conquer the NFL in Madden 21. Follow him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan, catch him on Unlocked, and drop-ship him Taylor Ham sandwiches from New Jersey whenever possible. Both games have been dotting that i for more than a decade. Once upon a time, NFL 2K games were a proper competitor to Electronic Arts’ Madden series with solid physics, gameplay, and other features, but eventually EA won out and gained solo use of the NFL license in football sims. The NFL and 2K games have officially announced that they have reached a deal to bring back the popular games. The console generation that’s about to debut will sell like gangbusters at launch, and provide audiovisual fidelity that is an incremental improvement over the current systems, rather than some leap forward. When asked how long this deal has been in the works, NFL Vice President and Head of Gaming and eSports Rachel Hoagland said, “We stayed in touch quite regularly over the course of the past couple of years.” NFL Senior Vice President of Consumer Products Joe Ruggiero added: “Expanding the NFL’s presence in the world of gaming has become a focus for the League as we look to grow the next generation of our fanbase and reviving our partnership with 2K was a natural step in that effort.”. Yesterday, news broke that 2K Sports was officially bringing football back to their company. Yet sometimes, that is exactly what the numbers tell us. 2K has continued to create sports experiences in the likes of the NBA 2K series where they continue to work and innovate with extensive player RPG-like career modes and the addition of leagues like the WNBA women’s teams.

NBA 2k21. The company is aiming to release the game in 2021 at the earliest.

So, there's little chance we get NFL 2K21, because you can't really have that without, you know, guys like Patrick Mahomes or Saquon Barkley. And we don’t have the sales numbers for NBA 2K21 yet, but that, too, is taking a critical and community beating. EA's video game NFL exclusivity for Madden is over! Roster File is Polygon’s news and opinion column on the intersection of sports and video games. New to Shacknews?

Ben Hendricks graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. Whenever I review one of these games, I find myself disappointed that Franchise in Madden or MyGM in NBA 2K doesn’t have anything to recommend it, other than a polishing.

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