There’s bad news for baseball fans. 2K Sports’ parent company, Take Two revealed 2K Sports’ agreement with Major League Baseball will come to an end during this fiscal year during a fourth quarter earnings call. “Our legacy Major League Baseball agreement will sunset in fiscal 2013,” a Take-Two spokesman said. “MLB 2K12 is our last offering under that agreement. At this time, we have no further comment.”
2K can still renew the agreement or come to terms on a new one, Take Two has commented that the future of its deal with MLB was uncertain, though the company has never outright announced that the deal won’t be renewed. Lainie Goldstein commented that the company expects zero losses on the franchise within two years, which could mean the Take Two CFO is very confident in the product’s progress, or it could mean the company doesn’t want to produce the game anymore to risk losing more money.
NBA 2K12 sales remain strong and were responsible for boosting earnings this quarter. So with the losses, and uncertain future of the MLB 2K franchise, this could be the last time we see the MLB 2K Perfect Game Challenge.