Originally Posted by DCAllAmerican
I am sure they would be pushing EA a little more
Come on man, you know how many people EA has in their pocket. Madden isn't Live. Madden is/was a cultural thing. To say Madden would barely exist is a SUPER #NTExtreme
Cmon man. He was speaking in Hyperbole. We all know the cultural importance of Madden. But it isn't hard to see 2K as a market leader. A lot of Madden continuing its cultural importance is it being the dominant and only football video game on the market for a while. Gameday etc werent real threats. 2k5 really threatened madden. One at the price point....which made madden drop its prices. Two, with the quality. It's arguably still the best football game ever made. 11 years later. That is mind blowing.
No doubt it woulda pushed Madden to be better, but I think it's just that 2K understands how to make Sports games a lot better than Madden.
I mean think about it, when was the last time live was a better basketball game than 2K? '05? By 2K8, 2K became the leader, and 2 years later, caused EA to discontinue one of its staple series in live.