2K Sports In Discussions To Buy FIFA Football Licence From EA Sports

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

4 Nov 2021

2K sports are reportedly in talks to take over the prized FIFA football license from fierce competitor EA sports.

Chairman and CEO of 2K parent company, Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick sparked rumours when questioned on whether the basketball game giants would venture into the world of football.

“That’s a big step forward for us,” he said. “We haven’t been in that sport before. And erm, I think I’ll leave it at that today.”

Before making the allusive statement Zelnick touched on the companies acquisition of Nordeus and their mobile football game – Top Eleven.

“We are so thrilled to have Nordeus in the Take-Two family,” Zelnick told investors. “They’re just crushing it and Top Eleven is a great, beloved title. I just couldn’t be happier to be in the soccer manager business through Top Eleven with the Nordeus team.”

Any negotiations seem to be in the very early stages with a host of rival publishers putting themselves into the conversation with the future of the FIFA gaming series is up in the air.

Read more on EA Sports and FIFA’s break up here.