When rumors started swirling earlier this year that 2K and Microsoft had joined forces to make a football game for Xbox One and PC, many expected that the product — Joe Montana Football 16 — would compete with EA Sports's Madden NFL franchise.
Unfortunately for gamers, that is not the case.
EA confirmed last year that their exclusive deal with the NFL and NFLPA has "a few years left," leaving them with a monopoly on the football gaming market. Other companies can make football games, but not with NFL team names, logos, or real players.
That means Madden will continue to have no real competition.
Joe Montana's new football game will only be a mobile game (at least to start), and they have no agreement with the NFL. Madden NFL 16, meanwhile, will hit stores August 25.
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