NFL and 2k Sports announce partnership

After a nearly 17-year break, 2k Sports and the NFL will be back together to produce more video games heading into the next decade.

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March 10, 2020 - 10:01 AM

Members of the Lakers Gaming team play against Kicks Gaming in the NBA 2K League Studio on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Nikki Boliaux/Los Angeles Times/TNS) Photo by NIKKI BOLIAUX/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS

Gamers have long hoped that 2K Sports would return to producing NFL video games. Those wishes will come true next year.

The NFL and 2K announced Tuesday a multiyear partnership for games. It’s the first time since 2004 that 2K has produced an NFL game.

“The league has been expanding its presence into gaming and it has been an important focus to us. It felt natural for us to be reviving our partnership with 2K,” said Rachel Hoagland, the league’s vice president and head of gaming & esports. “We’ve worked with them in the past and when we looked at broadening our portfolio, it made sense.”

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