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During today’s Wedbush Technology Conference, EA Sports CFO Blake Jorgensen said that they are considering adding “a couple of new sports franchises” to their sports gaming repertoire.

What are the games that’ll be added? No mention was made as to which ones, but we can investigate. Sony and 2K Sports currently hold the MLB license, but it’s widely rumored that MLB 2K13 will be the final baseball game of the franchise. Because Sony’s The Show franchise is only on the PlayStation, this leaves the XBOX (and PS3) market wide open for EA.

Eutechnyx currently holds the NASCAR license, but their two releases (NASCAR: The Game and NASCAR: Inside Line) have not gotten great reviews, and are not reaching their potential for a racing game.

There was some talk a few years ago about EA Sports developing an MLS game, separate from their successful FIFA franchise, so it could also be that. Whatever the case, we’ll keep you posted.

Comments (20)

  1. 2K sports recently bought the rights to wrestling video games

    • I think they’ll do a great job with it. They hired most of the developers from THQ that worked on the game, so there won’t be any drastic changes, hopefully.

  2. would be interesting to see an mls game, but the landscape is so much different now than it was when those rumors first arose. can’t see it.

  3. Hopefully they bring MVP Baseball back

    • Not sure if you know this, but MVP Baseball 2005 has a huge cult following online. There are people who update the rosters, stadiums, jerseys, and pretty much everything else for every season (PC only). I’m almost certain that the 2013 update is already out.

  4. The video game market has been aching for a great curling game.

    On a serious note, I wonder if any video game developer will take another stab at doing a (indoor) lacrosse game.

    • Honestly, curling during any shitty Winter Olympic video game is always the best event. I’m not sure the demand is that high for lacrosse right now, but it would be interesting to see if EA would develop something like that. There’s a lacrosse game on XBLA for like $5, not sure how good it is though.

  5. Hey Scott, have you personally played either of the NASCAR games? I heard you’re a racing fan, and I was considering them as I’m getting somewhat tired of doing Daytona over and over again in Gran Turismo 5. I’ve got a decent steering wheel, but have only used it for the one game so far.

    • Hey Provan, yeah I’ve played both NASCAR: The Game, and NASCAR: Inside Line. If you’re a true fan of NASCAR racing (and your wheel is compatible), I would head over to the PC and go with iRacing, or NR2003, which people update every year. They just released a patch with the Gen6 model cars.

  6. How about a college basketball series? I wish 2K would take advantage of this and link a My Player mode to its NBA games… 2K is superior to EA when it comes to basketball… but it ends there.

  7. You need to bring back the NCAA Basketball games. They are much more interesting the the NBA games collage sports are more interesting or at least do what you did in the NHL games add more leagues like the NCAA

  8. MLS? That wouldn’t make much sense, LAX is growing in popularity, would make sense down the road.

  9. A return of MVP Baseball would make my year. In my opinion the greatest sports sim of all time

  10. they also have the new UFC game coming out sometime which will be great because EA MMA was awesome, just needed ufc fighters.

  11. CFL ’14 come on!

  12. I keep hearing that EA Sports owns the rights to NHL Hitz and MLB Slugfest now after the collapse of Midway, could they be in the works?

  13. Ncaa lax game would be a dream come true for me. I know if ea sports made one it would be so popular. Lacrosse is a growing sport and over the years have gotten more and more popular. I keep my fingers crossed every year that a ncaa lacrosse game will be made.

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