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Old 01-30-2018, 03:07 PM   #49
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Re: Microsoft May Buy EA - What Could This Mean for Sports Games?

I don't think Madden would go exclusive to Xbox, due to the NFL license. The NFL would probably threaten to open up the exclusive license to another publisher if Microsoft threatened their Playstation user base.
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Old 01-30-2018, 03:19 PM   #50
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I'd say the NFL's priority in this is more likely to be ensuring it retains a high degree of control over how any video game portrays it's product than purely financial

That's not to say they aren't going to maximize the financial side of things but not at the expense of allowing the world full of 'whiter than white' heroes they like to portray to be in any way tarnished

If it were merely financial they could probably make more by offering multiple non-exclusive deals

Yeah, no one is bringing up the lack of NFL demand to place Madden in other platforms. This is a case of EA paying the NFL, not the other way around.

It depends on the details of their contract, and it seems like people are assuming a lot that is actually unknown. There could just be a minimum EA has to pay, and however they choose to sell Madden is up to them.

The NFL is also tight with MS, and might just go along, with some other considerations.

Or it might very well spell out the platforms required an the NFL May demand those be met. But no one actually knows.




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Old 01-30-2018, 03:22 PM   #51
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The BEST thing would be the older Maddens being backward compatible.
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The BEST thing would be the older Maddens being backward compatible.

This would not happen due to licensing issues. The only old EA games you would get are the ones on EA Access, which if I remember correctly goes back to Madden 25 when the X1 and PS4 just came out.


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Old 01-30-2018, 05:26 PM   #53
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I think this would be bad for gaming in general Microsoft has shown that instead of coming up with new ideas for first party games that they will just buy exclusivity. Could you imagine the only way to play any games made by ea is to buy a Microsoft console? All deals like this do is help destroy gaming look at what ea NFL deal did to sports gaming not only did we have no choice but to buy Madden it also set off a chain reaction and 2k bought the mlb license and we lost MVP. Deals like this are no good for consumers.

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This would not happen due to licensing issues. The only old EA games you would get are the ones on EA Access, which if I remember correctly goes back to Madden 25 when the X1 and PS4 just came out.


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As their owner, MS may push to change that.
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As their owner, MS may push to change that.

They legally canít reproduce the old games. Itís the whole reason we havenít seen more than 1 licensed sports game become available through BC and why EA havenít put any of their sports game on BC.


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I think this would be bad for gaming in general Microsoft has shown that instead of coming up with new ideas for first party games that they will just buy exclusivity.

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