EA Sports FIFA video game series was the most favorite game among the football gaming community. After two decades, however, EA and FIFA are officially parting their ways as the long partnership came to an end.
Even though negotiations were ongoing between Electronic Arts and FIFA for the last few months, both parties couldn’t agree to extend the partnership anymore. Therefore, EA Sports will have to remove FIFA from the name along with FIFA World Cup and all other FIFA-controlled events.
As one of the most affluent commercial partnerships is officially coming to an end, EA Sports has announced that their next football game will be renamed to EA Sports FC. EA promised to release more information regarding this new series in July 2023.
EA has been developing FIFA games since 1993 and finally, they announced to part ways with FIFA after almost 30 years. Apart from the FIFA name and FIFA events, all the other tournaments such as English Premier League, and UEFA Leagues will be there along with all the licensed clubs, brands, and tournaments.
Moreover, FIFA added that a few non-simulation football games are already under development and they might even get launched ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The FIFA World Cup Qatar is going to begin in November 2022. With the recent launch of the FIFA+ streaming service, is the Zurich-based organization planning to introduce a new football gaming model? Only time has all the answers.