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EA acquires Super Mega Baseball developer Metalhead Software

Canadian studio fills another gap in FIFA publisher's expanding sports portfolio

Electronic Arts has acquired Metalhead Software, the Canada-based developer behind the Super Mega Baseball series.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it brings Metalhead and its IP under the ownership of the leading sports publisher.

The team will remain in its studio in Victoria, British Columbia, and will now work with other EA Sports teams to not only grow Super Mega Baseball, but also "develop new gaming and sports experiences for players worldwide."

The acquisition ticks another box on the list of sports EA caters for, having not published a baseball game since the MVP NCAA series, which was discontinued back in 2008 due to poor sales.

The publisher has been doubling down on its sports efforts, branching into motorsports with the acquisition of Codemasters, and announcing the return of both college football and PGA Tour games.

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