Originally Posted by ballen420
What's the deal with the MLB license? I still don't understand why Sony is able to put out a game in addition to the MLB2K games. I'm assuming that there is only one 3rd party license which belongs to 2K, but MS or Sony has the option to license their own game?
The MLB license is an exclusive third-party license, so yes, any first-party developer can make an MLB game. In that aspect, it's less restrictive than the NFL, which has EA as the exclusive developer.
Originally Posted by akbled
MLB is pathetic when it comes to their fans, just look at how they licensed the extra innings packages for cable/satellite.
I disagree entirely, honestly. First of all, for the MLB, you can get Extra Innings on pretty much any provider you use, whether it's satellite, or cable. In addition, if you don't want to get the Extra Innings package, there are other options. For example, they have the excellent
MLB.tv setup. Sure, you pay a fee for that, but at least there are a few options.
On the other hand, the NFL has their Sunday Ticket package, which is exclusively
available to DirecTV subscribers. And if you don't want to switch to DirecTV and want to watch out of market games, tough luck. There's no equivalent streaming service from the NFL... unless you're already a DirecTV subscriber, and get the Sunday Ticket package, and
pay extra for the Superfan package.
I'd gladly pay the NFL a fee to be able to stream all 16 of my team's games rather than be stuck with the local networks which show 5 or 6 if I'm lucky. But they don't really care about that like the MLB does.