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Old 01-29-2018, 06:10 PM   #17
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Rumor or not, just reading the title is oddly exciting.
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:13 PM   #18
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Rumor or not, just reading the title is oddly exciting.
Why? What's the benefit?
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:20 PM   #19
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If i recall correctly, that would give playstation the motive to make their own nfl game. If it is produced by sony itself the exclusivity does not apply.
Yeah but here's the thing, NFL and Microsoft have a great relationship. Microsoft is an official partner of the NFL, so in that sense it does scare me that the NFL wouldn't have a problem with Madden becoming XBOX exclusive. Though on the other hand, the NFL is a business and cutting out one half of your customers and half of the revenue that Madden brings from PS4 sales, wouldn't please the NFL either.

So in a way, this could be how we land 2 NFL Licensed games where the NFL says Madden can become XBOX exclusive but we can sell the license to Sony for them to make a game for the PS4 so the NFL doesn't lose money from PS4 buyers.
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:37 PM   #20
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So in a way, this could be how we land 2 NFL Licensed games where the NFL says Madden can become XBOX exclusive but we can sell the license to Sony for them to make a game for the PS4 so the NFL doesn't lose money from PS4 buyers.
If that happened, the NFL would have to tear up the exclusive license with MS and declare the NFL gaming market isn't exclusive anymore and sign everyone to newer contracts and charge more for the license

I agree with Deuce, I just don't see Madden just exclusive with MS if this rumor ever pans out.
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:39 PM   #21
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Why? What's the benefit?
This. Literally nothing about this is exciting. Would be an awful deal for gamers and gaming in general. As if EA owning the NFL rights wasn’t already bad enough.

Competition = good
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:42 PM   #22
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If this would somehow end the exclusivity, this would be a dream come true. Imagine how great football games would be if each console had its own NFL game. Same for baseball really. MLB the Show has gotten more complacent since 2K went away. Having no competition completely kills ingenuity. And I can't imagine a better competition than pitting the consoles themselves against eachother in terms of making sports games.
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:42 PM   #23
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I am pretty sure that is the baseball license ruling.

MS could bring back HH baseball if they wanted to.
Oh that could be what i was thinking of.
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True or not, it appears to have had a positive effect on EA's stock; causing about a 2% increase.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ea...est-2018-01-29
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