Yahoo! News - Microsoft Pulls Back from Sports Video Game Market: "On Monday Microsoft said it sold the assets of its team sports games -- baseball, basketball, football and hockey -- to French publisher Ubisoft . It had previously sold the studio and assets behind its tennis, golf and snowboarding games to Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.
'We made a decision almost a year ago to reevaluate what we were doing in sports. Frankly, we weren't delivering at the kind of quality we needed for our customers and to compete effectively,' Shane Kim told Reuters. "