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2008/02/12 8:16:24: Posted by DM
Well loyal readers, forget about those dreams of NFL2k10, it isn't happening. EA has officially extended their NFL exclusivity contract until at least 2012. It must be making real money for both corporate giants (hehe Giants) or else it would not have been renewed. Damn. Click read more for the full info.


REDWOOD CITY, Calif--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) today announced an extension of its exclusive licensing relationships with the National Football League and NFL PLAYERS to develop, publish and distribute interactive football video games. These agreements – which were negotiated separately and are extensions of contracts originally signed in December 2004 – provide EA continued rights to NFL teams, stadiums and players for its critically-acclaimed and best-selling football videogames through the end of the 2012 season, which culminates in February 2013.

Both agreements include all aspects of the interactive experience, including console and handheld games as well as console-based online features. The agreements also provide EA access to both NFL Films and the NFL Network to enrich its game experiences. Financial terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

"This is all about bringing authenticity and realism to NFL videogames," said Eric Grubman, President of NFL Ventures. "EA SPORTS continually works to maintain the cutting edge for NFL products across a variety of gaming platforms. We like the fact that they never rest."

“This is great news and it means we can continue to produce the best interactive experience possible. It also allows NFL PLAYERS, the NFL and EA to continue to build our brands,” said Gene Upshaw, Chairman of NFL PLAYERS and Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association. “We offer a very unique experience. “

"We are excited about the opportunity to extend and expand our relationships with the NFL and NFL PLAYERS," said Peter Moore, President of EA SPORTS™. "For nearly two decades, EA SPORTS has been bringing sports fans closer to the great game of football through the breakthrough interactive experiences of our videogames. Game quality is our top priority, and we’re committed to pushing our gameplay innovation, connecting football fans via rich online experiences and delivering the most visually stunning sports games on the market.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2008, EA’s Madden NFL franchise has consistently been one of the videogame industry’s best-selling and top-rated products, generating more than $2 billion in retail sales. Madden NFL 08 earned awards from the 2007 Game Critics Awards at the E3 Media and Business Summit, The SpikeTV Video Game Awards, and the GameSpot Readers Choice Awards last year. The game is available on the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, Xbox 360™ and Xbox® videogame and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo DS™, Wii™, PC, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, mobile handsets and Mac. EA also produces the arcade-football game NFL Tour which hit stores in January 2008, and NFL Head Coach, which was released in 2006. EA SPORTS recently hosted Madden Bowl XIV in Scottsdale, Ariz., as part of Super Bowl XLII festivities.

Both agreements grant exclusive rights for action simulation, arcade-style and manager games on the PC, handheld game devices and consoles.


EA SPORTS™ is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world, with top-selling titles and franchises including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and NASCAR® racing.

EA SPORTS is the center of the interactive sports experience and its immersion into the sports world extends beyond games into a rich portfolio of marketing programs and activities, including: the EA SPORTS Challenge Series competitive gaming circuit; the EA SPORTS High School All-American program for football, basketball, soccer, golf, softball and baseball; the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational men’s college basketball tournament, NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS and more.

EA SPORTS videogames are developed and produced for videogame systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. For more information about EA SPORTS, including newsletters, podcasts, and fantasy football action please visit www.easports.com.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS BIG™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. John Madden, NFL, FIFA, NHL, NBA, NCAA, Tiger Woods, PGA TOUR and NASCAR are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission. “PLAYSTATION”, “PlayStation” and “PSP” are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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Written by vividbreeze on 2008/02/12

Dang still no competetion for EA......
Written by blacktiger on 2008/02/12


But NFL is loosing money in a way unless EA pays them percentage in profits !!!
Written by Ultrabiased Electronics Scholar on 2008/02/12

I absolutely hate this!! Doesn't effect me as I don't play Madden.However I have to put up with this crap with baseball. No choice due to 2k's third party exclusitivity contract with MLB. I recently purchased a PS3 just so I would have two baseball games to choose from(well and Blu-Ray also).....WOW......TWO FRAKKIN CHOICES....Yippie..
Written by Krogan Battle Master Urdnot Wrex on 2008/02/13

Response to Ultrabiased Electronics Scholar:

(1) The baseball game made by Sony for the Playstation 3 isn't rated as high as the MLB baseball series from EA.

So, purchasing a Playstation 3 for that reason was a waste, since Sony doesn't make quality sports software.

Sony and Sega may have been able to make good sports games in the mid 90's, but not anymore.


Also, I don't think I'm going to waste my time watching the NFL anymore. The whole season was a set up with the Patriots going undefeated to the Superbowl, only to be upset by the Giants--a team the Patriots had beaten in the Pre-Season and Regular Season.

The ONLY reason the NFL wanted the Giants to win was because they could market it as an upset victory on their pathetic ESPN Classic channel.

Well, all I have to say is that I think there is some merit with what is being said about how the game was "thrown."

The fact that EVERY single time Brady threw a long ball it was in an uncatchable part of the field out of bounds was something he NEVER did in the past, not in high school, college, or the NFL.

And I think it was interesting that the Pennsylvania senator was saying that Brady would be fined millions of dollars for taking strategic information from the Rams in their Superbowl meeting.

People are saying that Brady was told, "If you don't use your arm to 'throw' the Superbowl, then we will ruin your reputation and fine you millions of dollars."

When a senator gets involved in NFL football discipline, then that is DEFINITELY a believable situation.

So, I signed the list of people who will never watch an NFL football game until there is another undefeated team that makes it to the Superbowl.
Written by billmomgaye on 2008/02/13

Stick to video games kroger,your post proves you know nothing about sports!
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