Electronic Arts Buys Super Mega Baseball Developer Metalhead Software

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EA Sports continues to expand with new developers and franchises

Electronic Arts (EA) is a global interactive entertainment software company. It delivers games, content, and online services for internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets. The company develops and publishes video games for various platforms. These include PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii,iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone.

Some of its popular games include The Sims, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS FIFA, Battlefield, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies, Need for Speed, Battlefield, and Mass Effect. Electronic Arts was founded in 1982 and is based in Redwood City, California.

Electronic Arts acquires Super Mega Baseball developer Metalhead Software

EA recently announced that it has acquired Metalhead Software. It is a Canada-based video game studio and developer of the fan-favorite Super Mega Baseball franchise. EA SPORTS and Metalhead are teaming up to grow the Super Mega Baseball franchise. Also, they will develop new gaming and sports experiences for players worldwide.

Metalhead co-founders Scott Drader and Christian Zuger started the company in 2009 and have since developed Super Mega Baseball into a highly rated and beloved gaming franchise, with an enthusiastic and loyal community. The Metalhead team will continue to work out of their Victoria, BC studio while partnering with the global EA SPORTS team to expand the Super Mega Baseball franchise as well as deliver new and engaging entertainment and sports experiences.

EA Sports continues to expand with new developers and franchises

This move is the latest in a series of significant EA SPORTS growth and expansion announcements including EA SPORTS College Football, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, and the F1 franchise now published by EA SPORTS through EA’s Codemasters acquisition.

EA SPORTS is at the center of the sports experience for sports fans worldwide. Across its portfolio, including FIFA, Madden NFL, NHL, and UFC, as well as ongoing live service offerings on PC and mobile, EA SPORTS brings players closer to the sports, teams, and leagues they love. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. EA SPORTS will reveal more about Metalhead and specific product plans in the future.

This acquisition is yet another step EA has taken to expand EA Sports’ lineup. Last year, the gaming titan bought Codemasters, the British developer behind countless racing franchises, and it’s also reviving the College Football games. EA Sports’ portfolio includes FIFA, Madden NFL, NHL, and UFC, as well. As you’d expect, though, fans expressed their concerns about what the acquisition would mean for the SMB games. In particular, fans are worried that they would become riddled with microtransactions, which have been bringing in billions for the company in recent years.

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