EA Sports Drops MVP NCAA Baseball Series
Published on Monday, 12 May 2008 07:18
After somewhat keeping the MVP Baseball franchise alive over the last two years by going with college teams and players, Electronic Arts has decided not to renew their deal with the NCAA to continue the series, according to a report by the Sports Business Journal.
Originally making the title after they lost the Major League Baseball license to 2K, EA claims the games received good critical praise but just didn’t have the sales numbers to move forward.
“This is our focusing on delivering things that can move the needle for us,” said EA Sports President Peter Moore. “It’s trade-offs and prioritization. Nobody is a bigger baseball fan than I am, and we love our friends at the NCAA. But there’s obviously a big difference in interest between MLB and college baseball, whereas in football and basketball, that gap is much narrower.”
Now, you probably know that EA interest on buying out Take-Two still there...so we may see the MVP franchise come back to life if the two merge, so don’t be surprised.
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