If there’s one thing that’s stirred up frustration and discussion in recent years regarding video game sports, it’s the exclusive contract between the NFL and EA Sports. Since the binding contractual relationship between the two, gamers have had only one choice when it comes to video game football. No one likes a monopoly. There are quite a few reasons to dislike monopolies. Chief among those reasons are the fact that innovation tends to suffer. The removal of rival NFL 2K Football from the scene has left Madden to become complacent. In addition to design becoming stale, EA Sports has been able to charge whatever they want. The most recent Madden for example weighed in at a paltry 6.70GB. Not worth the full price of admission if you ask us.
So with the recent news of a potential NFL strike affecting the upcoming season, we wondered what was going on in the EA Sports offices.