Electronic Arts Seeks to Revitalize Super Mega Baseball Following Its Acquisition of Metalhead Software

Published 05/06/2021, 9:52 AM EDT


Electronic Arts is the king of sports games. It has created legendary franchises like FIFA, and a recent hit in the form of UFC 4. The company’s recent acquisition of Metalhead Software only indicates that it wishes to delve deeper into the sporting world.

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In its blog post, EA “announced the acquisition of Metalhead Software, a talented Canada-based video game studio, and developer of the fan-favorite Super Mega Baseball franchise.” Together, these two tycoons wish to grow the existing Super Mega Baseball franchise alongside developing other sports games together.

Why is Electronic Arts acquiring Metalhead Software?

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Cam Weber, EA SPORTS EVP, and GM commented on the collaboration, saying, “We’re all players of Super Mega Baseball, and we’ve long admired the work of the Metalhead team. It’s a unique and beloved franchise among sports gamers. The balance and depth of gameplay and the unique style of the content make it super fun to play with friends. We look forward to supporting and investing in the team so they can continue to build out more amazing games that delight sports fans around the world.”

Started in 2009 by co-founders Scott Drader and Christian Zuger, Metalhead Software hit gold when it developed Super Mega Baseball. Together they provided ” an arcade-style with deep on-field gameplay and innovative co-operative and competitive multiplayer experiences.”

Scott seemed quite excited to be working with EA. In the post, he explains how “In this next chapter, we’re excited to leverage EA’s power and reach to bring our titles to a broader audience and to take some ambitious next steps in the development of our future titles.”

This acquisition is only a small step in EA’s plan to reinvent sports gaming. To add to this, their recent announcements include, “EA SPORTS College Football, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, and the F1 franchise “

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It seems like EA will use 2021 to strengthen its collection of sports games. Are you excited to see EA working on a new baseball game? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

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