EA Purchases Metalhead Software to Grow Super Mega Baseball Franchise & Develop Other Sports Games
EA has purchased Metalhead Software, developer of the Super Mega Baseball franchise, to continue growing the franchise and develop new gaming and sports experiences.
Scott Drader and Christian Zuger started the company back in 2009, developing the Super Mega Baseball franchise into what it is today. The series has won plenty of OS awards, including the most recent Best Franchise Mode in 2020 award.
“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, makes 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,” said Cam Weber, EA SPORTS EVP and GM. “EA SPORTS continues to expand, and we’re deeply excited to create more unique and interactive experiences that blur the lines between sports and entertainment.”
“Our team has worked hard over the years to refine a formula that uniquely mixes an arcade style with deep on-field gameplay and innovative co-operative and competitive multiplayer experiences,” said Scott Drader, Co-Founder of Metalhead Software. “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.”
EA has been putting a stamp on the sports gaming scene recently with the announcement of both EA Sports College football and EA Sports PGA TOUR featuring all four majors exclusively. They also outbid 2K in purchasing Codemasters for $1.2 billion.
Metalhead is currently working on update #7 for Super Mega Baseball 3. More details will be revealed at a later time.