News business A new sport is added to the EA Sports family
EA Sports, Electronic Arts’ sports simulation subsidiary, already has a good number of games and a wide variety of sports for its fans. In a phase of expansion, EA Sports announces a new acquisition: Metalhead Software.
For now, EA Sports owns licensed games in seven different sports since the basketball franchise was discontinued after NBA Live 19: Soccer with FIFA, ice Hockey with NHL, Soccer with Madden NFL, MMA with EA Sports UFC, College American Football with EA Sports College Football since the franchise’s return announcement, as well as the EA Sports PGA Tour, which is returning to highlight the golf
While EA Sports regularly competes with 2K sport on his sports simulations it is Sony and his MLB The Show, which will be its main competitor this time around. Super Mega Baseball offers one simulation-driven gameplay mixed with a more arcade style all in one clearly car toony artistic direction
We are all super mega baseball players and have long admired the work of the Metalhead team. It’s a one-of-a-kind franchise loved by sports gamers – the balance and depth of the gameplay, as well as the unique styling, make it a lot of fun to play with friends. We look forward to supporting and investing in the team so they can continue to create other great games that will delight sports fans around the world. (…) EA Sports continues to grow and we look forward to creating more unique and interactive experiences that blur the lines between sports and entertainment.
Cam Weber, Vice President and General Manager ofEA Sports.
Our team has worked hard over the years to refine a formula that uniquely combines an arcade style with deep gameplay on the field and innovative collaborative and competitive multiplayer experiences. (…) In this next chapter, we look forward to harnessing the power and reach of EA to bring our titles to a wider audience and take ambitious next steps in the development of our future titles.
Scott Drader, co-founder of Metalhead software.
Electronic Arts will shortly publish its annual results, which may provide more detailed information on the terms, particularly financial, of the buyout of Metalhead software.
By Damien Head, Writing from igamesnews.com