I have some bad news and some even worse news.
Lets begin with the bad and report the MLB 2K series is nearing its death. Kotaku reports on a franchise that may be wrapping things up as early as next year.
Take Two Interactive, the game's creators, came out with a statement that makes me one sad panda at the moment.
Our legacy Major League Baseball agreement will sunset in fiscal 2013. MLB 2K12 is our last offering under that agreement. At this time, we have no further comment.
That was my first thought when I saw this report. Of course, this is not an official ending, and much can be read into that statement, even that the company is looking for a new deal.
That doesn't seem to be the case, and Kotaku agrees that this is pretty much the end of baseball for the 2K series, leaving NBA 2K as the lone survivor.
It may be time for me to move over to the PS3 for all my baseball needs, as there would now be a void of anything Major League on the XBOX 360.
That's not the worst of it.
Of course, with the passing of the MLB 2K series comes the death of Kate Upton as its spokeswoman. I don't have the time nor the patience to sit around and try to throw a virtual perfect game, but I can certainly enjoy the short spots touting the contest.
When you combine all of these facts, it's a perfect sour-tasting cocktail of misery. What are 360 owners to do with their love of all things hardball?
First Madden destroys one of the best football franchises in NFL 2K, and now MLB 2K suffers the same fate.
I will now hold a special vigil in hopes that the NBA 2K series remains strong, because I can't deal with a world that is completely bereft of anything 2K.
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