The return of XSN?

Posted December 7th, 2007 at 5:08 pm


There is an interesting rumor coming out in regards to the potential sale of Take-Two or just their 2K Sports division. Originally posted by the site Xbox Family, there is some talk that Microsoft could buy 2K Sports and resurrect the Xbox Sports Network through the 2K games. They could then expand to other sports as well.

The Xbox Sports Network was introduced with the original Xbox and included games such as NFL Fever and NBA Inside Drive.

In this scenario Microsoft would then have their own exclusive line of sports titles on the 360 in the same way that Sony has theirs. 2K Sports has continued to struggle with profitability which has lead to widespread belief that Take-Two would like to get that division off their hands.

Despite how some people want to jump on the pure speculation of an EA purchase of 2K there is nothing currently that points towards that being a reality.

Would Microsoft find value in this deal? Having exclusive franchises is always appealing, although it is uncertain whether they would really want to go head-to-head with EA. It’ll be an interesting situation to follow.