Final week, EA’s long-term partnership with FIFA got here to an finish, with EA rebranding its soccer franchise as ‘EA Sports activities FC’. FIFA subsequently acknowledged that it’s going to work with different builders utilizing the FIFA model going forwards, and it appears like a kind of might be Take-Two Interactive.
In a dialogue with IGN, Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick acknowledged that though the corporate has no plans to announce at this present time, it’s nonetheless fascinating in increasing its alternatives in sport, praising FIFA as a “nice model”:
“We’re undoubtedly keen on increasing our alternatives in sports activities, and FIFA has an important model and unimaginable clout, however we have now no present plans to debate.”
In fact, Zelnick’s quote comes as little shock so quickly after EA and FIFA break up, and it is unlikely we’ll hear something on FIFA’s future plans anytime quickly, however the lavish reward actually raises just a few eyebrows. In spite of everything, one among Take-Two’s core publishers, 2K, is chargeable for a number of profitable sports activities franchises, together with NBA 2K, PGA Tour 2K, and WWE 2K. It is wise to imagine that, if Take-Two does enter a partnership with FIFA, then 2K would be the writer to take the reigns.
What do you make of Zelnick’s remark? Do you assume Take-Two and FIFA will kind a partnership within the coming months? Pontificate within the feedback under.