Game News FIFA: even without EA, it assures that its games will still be the best for players and football fans
Electronic Arts football games will no longer be called FIFA. The two entities have decided to end their collaboration and formalized the news yesterday. A new chapter is therefore about to be written, which does not seem to scare either of us.
- FIFA and EA Sports: what you need to know
- “The name FIFA is the only global and original title”
FIFA and EA Sports: what you need to know
It was one of the big news the day before. After several months of rumors and rumors about a possible separation between Electronic Arts and FIFA, the two entities will definitely go their own way: from 2023, EA’s football simulation games will no longer be called FIFA but EA Sports FC. FIFA 2023 will therefore be the last game stamped in this way by Electronic Arts.
A future that does not seem to scare the American studio, quite the contrary: in his press releasehe evokes that it is the beginning of a new era which will be the opportunity to “create, innovate and evolve“. He also wants to reassure the players, by specifying that the end of this collaboration will have little impact on the very content of their next games: EA retains many other partners (the Premier League, LaLiga, the Bundesliga or still Serie A) and will not change the content of its games. In any case, it is the end of a story of almost 30 years (with the release in 1993 of FIFA International Soccer which does not seem (no more) scare FIFA.
“The name FIFA is the only global and original title”
Following the press release issued by Electronic Arts announcing the news, the International Federation of Football Association its expressed in turn. On its official website, it indicates “diversifying its video game offer and offering new football games“. To this end, she is currently in dialogue with publishers, studios and investors around ‘of a new great title for 2024”’. Nothing is done yet, but FIFA President Gianni Infantino seems confident:
I can assure you that the only authentic and real game that bears the FIFA name will be the best available for gamers and football fans. The name FIFA is the only global and original title. FIFA 23, FIFA 24, FIFA 25 and FIFA 26, and so on – the constant is the name FIFA and it will forever remain and remain THE BEST.”
In any case, it’s a real match that is being played between the two entities. As far as Electronic Arts is concerned, we have to wait until the summer of 2023 to see the release of EA Sports FC, the first of the name. On the FIFA side, we will have to be more patient but there is no doubt that the wait will be worth it.