Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU), announced that it had teamed up on a multi-year agreement with Major League Baseball (MLB) and Kris Bryant.
Glu had also partnered with facets of MLB including, Major League Baseball Players Association (for current players) and Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (for past players). The partnership is to bring into fruition the release of Tap Sports Baseball that will include all 30 MLB franchises, current and past players.
The Major League Baseball is arguably the most cultured and historic sports league in the United States and is also the most followed across the country. Kris Bryant, last season’s most valuable player, successfully led the Chicago Cubs to a World Series Championship last year.
This will also assist the MLB in aim of advancing its influence in the USA and the rest of the world.
An elated Glu Chief Revenue Officer, Chris Akhavan had this to say about this arrangement. “We are thrilled to add the MLB license to Tap Sports Baseball, which gives us the ability to add all 30 team and league marks and logos,” He added that they cannot wait to commence a fully licensed product, that hands gamers a genuine MLB gaming experience and were pleased that Kris Bryant was resuming another season.
The gameplay will feature realistic, stimulating graphics, turn based player versus player option, one-touch controls and real, authentic baseball strategies. Tap Sports baseball will allow gamers to manage their own baseball team. More information regarding the new label in the Tap Sports Baseball Franchise will be released in spring 2017.
The press coverage also contained warnings against chancy statements, such as the expansion of Tap Sports Baseball Franchise year after year, and how they intend to release a fully authorized game, that oozes a bona fide feel in time for the 2017 season.
Such partnerships do bear both familiar and unfamiliar precautions including public demand for tablets and smartphones dwindling in its growth, failure to realize intended returns on investments on their free-to-play games and a probable poor popularity of the game. Such uncertainties will be laid barer in their filings with the SEC.