2K Will Not Renew MLB License for 2014
Official MLB 2K pages removed from 2K site.
by Andrew GoldfarbJanuary 6, 2014
2K has declined to renew its license for the Major League Baseball 2K series. Speaking to Polygon, a 2K representative issued the following statement:
“We have decided not to renew our MLB 2K series for 2014. We are very proud of the achievements made by the MLB 2K team and look forward to their contributions to our future titles, including NBA 2K — our industry's #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise."
The confirmation comes following a report by Pasta Padre that 2K has removed the MLB series from its official site and forums, plus deleted the franchise’s Facebook page, which previously had upwards of 300,000 likes.
2K indicated back in 2012 that Major League Baseball 2K12 was nearly the series’ last game, but ultimately released a new installment in March of last year, which IGN gave a 4.5. Today's news leaves Sony’s MLB The Show series, which has a new installment coming later this year, as the only MLB-licensed baseball game.
We’ve reached to 2K for more information regarding its decision and will update this story with any comment we receive.