Today, the NFL and 2K Games have announced a new multi-year video game deal, marking the game publisher’s first return to football since the release of ESPN NFL 2K5 in 2004. According to a press release, “The games will be non-simulation football game experiences,” unlike the current Madden games produced by EA Sports.

David Ismailer, president of 2K, said in the release, “We’re thrilled to be back in business with the NFL in a partnership that will span multiple video games centered on fun, approachable and social experiences. It’s exciting to bring together 2K’s expertise in creating award-winning sports games with the NFL’s renowned status as a world-class entertainment and sports organization.”

The release also states, “While specific game titles, developers, and release dates will be announced at a later date, 2K confirmed the projects are in early development and will launch starting in calendar year 2021.”

Read the full press release here and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates on upcoming NFL 2K titles.

ESPN NFL 2K5 (2004): XBOX front cover
ESPN NFL 2K5 (2004): PS2 back cover

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