Fans who harbor nostalgia for EA Sports' venerated last-gen MVP Baseball franchise may want the publisher to get back in the game and put out a new baseball title, now that Take-Two, the parent company of 2K Sports, seems unwilling to extend its third-party exclusivity deal with Major League Baseball. But in an interview with ESPN, EA Sports head Andrew Wilson declared that his company isn't focusing on baseball at the moment.
But EA could be hesitant to jump back into baseball for a few reasons. At this point, there's no way the company -- or anybody else -- would be able to develop a simulation title and have it ready for release by next March. And trying to take on Sony's well-regarded MLB The Show series, which is entrenched with a vast majority of the market share on PS3, might be more than the publisher can handle -- especially when it's already trying to do just that with its revival of NBA Live, which will compete with the juggernaut that is NBA 2K this fall. Finally, EA may not want to make a major investment in a new property with next-generation consoles just around the corner.