Sad truth for FIFA fans. Just yesterday, in fact, EA announced that it will abandon the video game brand starting with the next release, replacing it with EA Sports FC. Despite the name change, however, the gameplay will always remain the same. Still, we’re sure it won’t be easy to get used to the idea.
EA Sports FC: the era of FIFA ends
“Everything you love about our games will be part of EA Sports FC – there will be the same great experiences, modes, leagues, tournaments, clubs and athletes,” he said. Cam Weber heralding the end of the FIFA era. “There will all be Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Club and Volta Football. Our unique licensing portfolio of over 19,000 players, more than 700 teams, more than 100 stadiums and 30 leagues in which we have continued to invest for decades will still be present, uniquely in EA Sports FC. This includes exclusive partnerships with Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS and more to come ”.
Finally, Weber said EA will provide more information on the new title by Summer 2023. And he specified that EA is “committed to ensuring that the next FIFA is the best ever, with more features, game modes, World Cup content, clubs, leagues, competitions, and players than any other FIFA title before” . In short, the company seems more than willing to guarantee continuity with the FIFA gaming experience, while proposing interesting improvements to the format. On the other hand, it had already been about a year that EA had declared that it wanted to review the agreements with FIFA. And in the end he made the most useful decision for himself.
In response, it appears that FIFA is thinking of work on new titles with other publishers. “A number of new non-simulation games are already in production and will launch during the third quarter of this year,” the organization said. The first of these, it seems, will be a “tailor-made gaming experience” centered around this year’s World Cup, which will take place in Qatar starting in November. As for a well-structured version of a new FIFA, it seems we should wait until at least 2024.
“I can assure you that the only authentic and real game that has the FIFA name will be the best one available for football players and fans.” So she commented Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA. “The FIFA name is the only global and 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 “. In the meantime, however, all eyes are on the new EA Sports FC.