With the class-action lawsuit settlement and EA being able to retain their NFL exclusive license, I'm starting to grow inpatient for the first time and starting to wonder if there will ever be NFL 2K again.
If there is going to be an NFL 2K game, I believe it's only going to happen if 2K grabs the NFL's attention with an excellent college football game. If 2K make their game the preferred college football experience over EA's title, then they would stand a better fight in vying for be able to make an NFL game.
At this point, I think it's the route 2K needs to go, especially since EA's college football game has been a second priority to Madden. With 2K's great on-field gameplay and attention to detail and presentation (which is very important for atmosphere in a college football game) 2K would be smart to take advantage of this opportunity, especially with next-gen consoles coming soon.