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Published on March 10th, 2020 | by gareth


NFL And 2K Games Announce New Video Game Partnership

They made some great sports games in the past and I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with. The press release is below.



NFL and 2K Announce Partnership to Produce Multiple New Video

Games: Leaders in sports and gaming revive a partnership for the first time since 2004,

with non-simulation football game experiences that will launch starting in 2021


New York, NY – March 10, 2020 –The National Football League (NFL) and 2K today

announced a multi-year partnership encompassing multiple future video games. The

partnership marks the return of football-themed games to 2K’s stable of notable

sports titles and original IP, as well as an expansion of video game properties for

the NFL. Financial terms were not disclosed.


The games will be non-simulation football game experiences. While specific game

titles, developers and release dates will be announced at a later date, 2K confirmed

the projects are in early development and will launch starting in calendar year

2021, during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2022.


“The NFL is one of the most successful sports brands in the world, known for

creating incredible entertainment for fans,” said David Ismailer, President of 2K.

“We’re thrilled to be back in business with the NFL in a partnership that will span

multiple video games centered on fun, approachable and social experiences. It’s

exciting to bring together 2K’s expertise in creating award-winning sports games

with the NFL’s renowned status as a world-class entertainment and sports



A leading developer and publisher of global interactive entertainment based in

Novato, Calif., 2K previously published the popular and critically-acclaimedNFL 2K

franchise, which ran from 1999 to 2004, through the Company’s 2K Sports label. Other

2K-published games include the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation

seriesNBA® 2K , as well asWWE® 2K ,The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR®,

Borderlands™ ,BioShock ®,Mafia® ,Sid Meier’s Civilization® andXCOM® .


“Expanding the NFL’s presence in the world of gaming has become a focus for the

League as we look to grow the next generation of our fanbase and reviving our

partnership with 2K was a natural step in that effort,” said Joe Ruggiero, Senior

Vice President of Consumer Products at the NFL. “2K is a worldwide leader in sports

video games, with a proven track record of creating best-in-class and award-winning

games and we look forward to sharing more about the projects we are working on with

them in the future.”


Today’s NFL partnership announcement follows several recent growth updates from the

publisher and its development studios.


“It’s an exciting time for 2K and our fans,” said Ismailer. “We’re growing our

sports offerings and building on our core games with new IP, as well as continued

support of award-winning franchises, all with the goal of giving our fans more

amazing games and entertainment for years to come.”



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Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”. He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show. He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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