EA has actually revealed that the FIFA series will be dropping the football body’s license, and will rather be called EA Sports FC.
The news follows months of speculation that FIFA 22 would be the last FIFA video game, with EA thinking about relabeling the series due to high licensing charges from FIFA.
In a post on EA’s site, EVP and Group GM of EA SPORTS, Cam Weber exposed that next year will see the launch of EA Sports FC. However, for those stressed that the video game might go the eFootball 2022 path, with little licensing for leagues, clubs, and gamers, it appears EA has actually kept the majority of its collaborations.
“Everything you love about our games will be part of EA SPORTS FC – the same great experiences, modes, leagues, tournaments, clubs, and athletes will be there,” Weber stated.
“Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Clubs, and VOLTA Football will all be there. Our unique licensing portfolio of more than 19,000+ players, 700+ teams, 100+ stadiums and 30 leagues that we’ve continued to invest in for decades will still be there, uniquely in EA SPORTS FC. That includes exclusive partnerships with the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, the MLS – and more to come.”
Weber added that this is intended as more than just a renaming of the series too and that EA will look to innovate, “ensuring EA SPORTS FC is a symbol of change.” Details on what that change could be aren’t clear, but he says this independence will allow the series to “innovate, create and evolve”.
One more kickabout
However, in spite of early speculation, FIFA 22 will not be the last title inthe series There will still be another FIFA, which is set to show up later on this year. In the post, Weber stated, “EA SPORTS FC will allow us to realize this future and much more…but not before we deliver our most expansive game ever with our current naming rights partner, FIFA, for one more year.
“We are committed to ensuring the next FIFA is our best ever, with more features, game modes, World Cup content, clubs, leagues, competitions, and players than any FIFA title before.”
However, if you are thrilled about hearing more news on the series, do not anticipate it at any time quickly. The post on EA’s site states we will not hear anything about the video game up until Summer 2023.
This ends a 30-year partnership and an enormous modification for among the most effective video game series in the world. We will need to see if this name modification produces any sort of negativeness, however seeing what the designers can do with the series without the say-so of FIFA itself is possibly fascinating.