Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, refused to comment during the publisher’s latest earnings call if it’s interesting in partnering with the FIFA brand, after the company parted ways with Electronic Arts earlier this month.
The executive was quizzed by IGN if Take-Two was interested in complementing its existing sports lineup with FIFA, and while he made it clear the company is always interesting in expanding this avenue, he wouldn’t be drawn into announcing anything specific.
We’re definitely interested in expanding our opportunities in sports, and FIFA has a great brand and incredible clout, but we have no current plans to discuss. Well, we noticed [that the FIFA licence is up for grabs] and we tend to be thoughtful about our business at all times.
We’re excited about building out our sports business and we don’t have much else to say at the moment.
EA announced earlier this month that it had ended its near-30-year relationship with FIFA, and will instead produce football titles under the new EA Sports FC brand. FIFA, however, is set to continue and will develop its own games to rival EA’s new effort.
[Source – VGC]