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Take-Two dropping NHL 2K?

Has the last puck dropped?

One of the casualties of Take-Two's poor financial performance this year seems to be 2K's NHL franchise.

After a glance over the 2010 release schedule for Take Two the NHL 2K franchise was conspicuously absent. Fiscally speaking, this is a sound move on Take-Two's part seeing as EA's NHL franchise has been winning the battle along the boards and controlling the puck over the last couple of seasons.

Given that they have been burned quite badly by splashing out on the exclusive rights to the MLB franchise, Take-Two seem to be trimming the fat away from their portfolio to concentrate on their more lucrative properties like Borderlands and BioShock.

The 2K official line is: "We are currently in the process of evaluating our sports portfolio and have not announced any new NHL titles at this time."

Thanks Gamespot.

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