One headline that is sending shockwaves through the video game industry (and the soccer world) today is the split between EA and FIFA.
As we’ve already heard, Electronic Arts will be releasing them FIFA Branding of his name in favor of “EA Sports FC”. It’s being touted as the “future of interactive football” but it seems FIFA may have other ideas.
According to reports, FIFA is already collaborating Miscellaneous Third party developers to bring brand new football games to market, with plans to release these titles (including non-simulated ones) in Q3 2022. It’s also aiming to release some games in 2023 and hopes to have a simulated title operational by 2024 (via Polygon).
FIFA President Gianni Infantino issued a response, assuring football fans that there will only ever be one “authentic” FIFA game:
“I can assure you that the only authentic, real game that bears the FIFA name will be the best game for gamers and football [soccer] fans. The FIFA name is the only worldwide original title. FIFA 23, FIFA 24, FIFA 25 and FIFA 26 and so on – the constant is the FIFA name and it will remain forever and remain the best.”
FIFA 23 will be EA’s final FIFA game, and after that the series will be known as EA Sports FC. As of this writing, it’s unclear how FIFA would possibly compete with the title from EA, which already has a licensed portfolio of 19,000+ players, 700+ teams, 100+ stadiums and 30 leagues.
At this point, how do you feel about this news? Do you think FIFA will survive without EA? What about EA without FIFA in the name? Start the discussion in the comments below.
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