Two working days ago, EA announced that it had entered into an agreement binding it to Fifpro, concerning its football license. This “long-term renewal agreement demonstrates EA SPORTS ‘commitment to delivering unrivaled realism in football games around the world.” That is what is said.
This long-term renewal agreement demonstrates, according to the official press release, “EA SPORTS ‘commitment to deliver unrivaled realism in football games around the world.” OK, we would like to take it down and cordially welcome it.
Football eh …
Indeed, Electronic Arts and FIFPRO, which is none other, as you all know, than the world representative of professional football players, have announced the extension of their partnership. So that you will obviously see the main players having their real names on the virtual lawns of the video game. This renewal “over the long term of this commitment”, demonstrates the continuous investment of EA SPORTS in the future of football. And in addition allows EA SPORTS to provide “the best and most authentic football experience to over 150 million players around the world,” according to the statement itself. Hmmmm this year yes, there are chances indeed.
No less than 28 years have passed since the first FIFA! EA SPORTS has become a staple in this area, although there have been some ups and downs over the years. If eFotball has always been able to stand up to it, in terms of winds, it is clear that FIFA is still far ahead. This year again, it should largely crush its competitor, who seems to have a lot of big flaws, undoubtedly prohibitive to be corrected quickly …
EA Sports also reminds us that “the collective strength of the EA SPORTS football franchise is supported by more than 300 licensing partners”, including FIFPRO, “which helps provide the game with unprecedented authenticity, to both now and in the future ”. This therefore means that in addition to the thousands of player names and likenesses that are included in the license agreement with FIFPRO, you will still have the right and for a long time to be entitled to iconic competitions such as the UEFA Champions League, the CONMEBOL Libertadores, the Premier League, the Bundesliga, and LaLiga Santander.
Football total ?
And, of course, Electronic Arts went there with their nice little comment to tell us how wonderful this really is for its flagship license:
Our players regularly remind us that one of the most important aspects of the EA SPORTS experience is the deep immersion created through authentic use of the world’s greatest leagues, teams and talent. This is how we continue to blur the lines between the physical and virtual worlds of football. FIFPRO will continue to be an important partner as we design the next generation of EA SPORT football experiences for players around the world.
David Jackson, VP EA Sports Brand
Before continuing for FIFPRO, head in the handlebars, and as it comes, Thierry:
We are extremely happy to extend the long term relationship with EA SPORTS, a true partner who is committed to creating the best interactive experience for football fans around the world..
Theo van Seggelen, Statutory Director of the FIFPRO Holding.
What do you think of this long-term partnership for the EA Sports football license? Tell us the bottom of your mental thought in the JUST comments below, but with a link anyway, you never know …