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EA hasn't changed everything - extends NFL exclusivity till 2012
Yeah yeah, two EA topics in a row, but this is a big bit of news that may contradict the image of the newly modest EA. Peter Moore says EA has locked up the NFL license till 2012, continuing to effectively hobble the competition.
In the interview Moore also says EA needs to make more casual football games, but that they aren't really going to change Madden.
I really can't decide if this is a good business decision that doesn't contradict company's new openness, or a good business decision that continues EA's tradition of being jerks.
Also, how has football gaming fared in the four years EA has had the exclusive rights? Has Madden suffered? Has anyone else managed to make a viable football game without the NFL? I don't know, I'm honestly asking.