2K Sports announced on Tuesday that their MLB 2K franchise will not be renewed for 2014, ending the series’ 13-game run.
For anybody who has played an MLB 2K game in the past few years, this shouldn’t come as a huge shocker. Their recent titles have been very sub-par and featured few improvements from year-to-year, while their main competition – the Playstation exclusive MLB: The Show – has consistently been given much more favorable reviews.
It’s not impossible to think that MLB 2K could be revived somewhere down the road, it just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for the company to keep financing a game that doesn’t have the reviews or sales to justify keeping it alive.
Instead, it sounds like 2K will focus completely on their NBA 2K franchise, which has earned its spot as the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball video game simulation.