Today 2K announced that it has formed a partnership with OneTeam Partners and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) that will allow NFL players to appear in multiple football games that are currently in development to release starting in the calendar year 2021.
This exciting new partnership between the three companies will grant 2K the ability to feature the likeness, names, numbers, and more from the current roster of over 2000 NFL players.
The only thing we know about the upcoming titles is that they will be non-simulation football game experiences, and are apparently very early in development and will be revealed at a later date.
President of 2K, David Ismailer, had a statement concerning the new partnership on the press release:
“We’re thrilled to be working with the NFLPA and OneTeam to bring the biggest and best stars in football to the games we’re working on. We want to give fans experiences that are authentic, memorable and fun, and having a roster of real-life sports heroes through the Players Association and OneTeam is a huge part of delivering on that promise.”
Steve Scebelo, President of NFL Players Inc., chimed in as well:
“2K has a proven track record of high-profile and successful business relationships with other sports leagues, professional athletes and their collective fans.
The label makes some of the best sports video games in the world, and we look forward to working with 2K, our players and OneTeam on future projects.”
And here’s another statement from Ahmad Nassar, CEO of OneTeam Partners:
“Sports video gaming is a massive growth category, and the partnership between the NFLPA and 2K presents an opportunity not only to excite current gamers but also reach untapped future audiences.
Our role is to bring together strong collective rights that can be supported by the most innovative and creative businesses, benefiting all stakeholders. We are pleased to be a part of this important partnership.”
For more on 2K, you can check out this article to see the cover athletes for NBA 2K21.
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