There has been all sorts of chatter leading up to E3 about Joe Montana football with many speculating that it would draw gamers away from Madden 16. However, in an interview today with Geoff Keighly, EA’s chief operating officer, Peter Moore, confirmed that Electronic Arts has a full exclusive license with both the NFL and the NFLPA.
That means that EA is the only company allowed to use any NFL teams, logos, or players on game consoles. That means Madden NFL 16 will be the only game on the XBOX One, PlayStation 4, or any other console to have those things. If they can’t use NFL players or teams, Joe Montana football has no shot of becoming a real threat to the Madden franchise.
The extension likely lasts at least a few more years so that means Madden will have no real competition for at least a few more years.
Make sure to check out our other information on Madden NFL 16 that was revealed today.