The NFL has officially accepted new conditions on an extension of its agreement with EA Sports. NFL's owners approved an extension of the current Ligue Agreement with EA today, making EA the only NFL-based game developer until 2025 at least. This extension also includes non-exclusive rights to develop arcade and mobile games, offering more platforms the Madden NFL experience. EA Madden NFL 20 is available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC now.
Although 2K sports is currently on the point of coming back on the football market, it seems that EA will get the exclusive rights of the NFL license on simulation-based securities for several years to come. The agreement between EA and NFL began in 2004 and the NFL owners voted to extend the agreement, solidifying EA as the biggest name of American football.
This extension is not a surprise given that the last opus of the Madden NFL franchise was the most successful and it is likely that the first title on the new generation consoles will be even greater. If the NFL had broken its links with EA at this point, it would amount to the NBA end its agreement with 2K.
Relying on the most successful year of Madden NFL, it's a strong moment for EA Sports to meet with NFL and NFLPA in this new large-scale partnership, said EA CEO, Andrew Wilson, during a joint press release with the NFL and NFLPA. Together we have a great opportunity to entertain more players through new Madden NFL experiences, games in new genres and new platforms, eSports and new innovations that will grow the love of fans for NFL in the whole world. Want to know what we thought of Madden NFL 20? Check out our review here!
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