2K Sports' run with the Major League Baseball license has come to a rather unceremonious end. After last year's abysmally-rated foul ball known as MLB 2K13, the publisher's license expired and all connections between the two parties have been severed completely.
The MLB license had previously expired for 2K Sports around this time a year ago before an abrupt agreement was reached for one final Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game. There appears to be no such final hour agreement on the horizon this time, as sports blog PastaPadre (via Kotaku) points out that all references to MLB have been completely scrubbed from the 2K Sports database and the MLB 2K Facebook page has been deleted without a trace. All MLB 2K Steam entries have been similarly deleted.
This leave's Sony's MLB: The Show as the last baseball franchise standing. And while nobody's denying its high quality, it's kind of sad to see an entire sport become exclusive to a console family, leaving Xbox fans with nothing new to play in the new year.
Speaking to Polygon, a 2K Sports rep added: "We have decided not to renew our MLB 2K series for 2014. We are very proud of the achievements made by the MLB 2K team and look forward to their contributions to our future titles, including NBA 2K--our industry's #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise."