Is 2K Sports trying to score a FIFA license? Maybe, maybe not.

With the FIFA license seemingly up for grabs next year, people are starting to speculate about who’s going to intercept it. EA might just prolong it, for all we know. But there’s a chance that EA Sports won’t and FIFA isn’t shedding any tears over it. So if EA decides to let go of it, who’s gonna take it? Might 2K – that other publisher with a Sports division – be interested in FIFA? Their CEO doesn’t really seem to have an answer for that, at the moment.

The matter was brought up during the latest financial results call (via VGC) in which Strauss Zelnick responded to the good ol’ “what do you make of all this?” question. Take-Two – 2K Sports’ parent company – is no stranger to sports games, but it is relatively new to soccer games. At the moment, Take-Two only has one active soccer series, being Top Eleven, a mobile management game developed by Nordeus. Zelnick seems to be over-joyous with this Top Eleven being the gateway to soccer, after which he abruptly cut his answer short.

“We are so thrilled to have Nordeus in the Take-Two family. They’re just crushing it and Top Eleven is a great, beloved title. I just couldn’t be happier to be in the soccer manager business through Top Eleven with the Nordeus team.

“That’s a big step forward for us… we haven’t been in that sport before. And erm, I think I’ll leave it at that today.”

Well, Strauss, that doesn’t really give us an answer, now does it? We know you’ve been poaching EA’s licenses off and on, with the PGA license being the latest one. But hey, maybe a 10-year FIFA license isn’t worth 2.5 billion dollars to 2K. I mean, that’s a lot of Messis and Ronaldos we’re talking about.