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FIFA Plans To Develop Its Own Game After Split With EA Sports

EA and the world football association FIFA have been negotiating the “FIFA” license for months, but the powerful sports organization has apparently miscalculated. Because EA decided to give up the name after 30 years. There is a spirit of optimism (or panic) at FIFA. EA recently announced that the football games will be called EA Sports FC and that they will no longer need the FIFA name after almost 30 years. It’s all about the money, of course, because according to media reports, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has demanded more than a billion dollars from Electronic Arts over four licensing years – almost twice as much as before.

Officially, EA boss Andrew Wilson spoke of a long-term successful partnership and that it was now time to move on. But it’s also clear that FIFA probably miscalculated here and didn’t think EA would actually pull the emergency brake and say no.

Own “Football Simulation Game” in planning

Now you are without many hundreds of millions of dollars and you are probably wondering: what now? And answers this question defiantly: if EA doesn’t want us, we’ll do it ourselves, because they want to find partners with whom they want to implement a “football simulation” from 2024. Because next year there will be FIFA 2023 under the EA flag for the last time, after which the successful series will continue as EA Sports FC. the FIFA apparently imagines this, writing: “There are already a number of new non-SIM games in production that will launch in the third quarter of this year.

The first is a custom gaming experience around the world’s biggest event, FIFA Football World Cup Qatar 2022, enabling fans around the world to experience new, interactive experiences.” After that, more “FIFA” games and “virtual experiences” should follow, and they should also build on the 2022 World Cup. However, FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced that it would not stop there, saying: “I can ensure that the only authentic, real game to bear the FIFA name will be the best of gamers and football fans.” Infantino hasn’t said exactly how EA’s three decades of experience will be caught up in such a short time. A collaboration with Konami is of course obvious, but that’s just speculation at the moment.

Stella Phillip

She works as an editor at Research Snipers.

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