EA Sports will officially end the partnership with FIFA.
It has also announced that it won’t mean that EA will stop making Football Games.
The new series will be started with a new name “EA Sports FC”
The news about EA Sports’ announcement that they will stop making FIFA video games has been going around for some time now. In this blog, we’ll clear all your doubts and everything there’s to know about this announcement by EA Sports.
First of all, if you’re wondering if this news is true or not, it is absolutely true. It was very disappointing for FIFA fans worldwide when EA Sports made this announcement. Along with that, there’s a piece of good news too because EA would not stop making football games entirely but it will continue under a different name which is ‘EA Sports FC’.
The company announced in a Press Release that licensing deals remain in place with 19,000 players, 700 teams, and more than 30 leagues from around the world, as well as with UEFA, which means the Champions League will still be a part of the game, although the World Cup will not. David Jackson, vice president at EA Sports, explained that the studio thinks it's time to move in a different direction in order to build a "brand for the future".
David Jackson also said that "Under the licensing conventions that we had agreed with Fifa 10 years ago, there were some restrictions that weren't going to allow us to be able to build those experiences for players. In the future, our players will demand of us the ability to be more expansive in that offering. At the moment, we engage in play as a primary form of interactive experience. Soon, watching and creating content are going to be equally as important for fans." Hence, this step was taken by the board keeping in mind all these things.
The move means that games released to tie in with the World Cup, such as Fifa: Road to World Cup 98, will no longer be made by EA.
There will be one final Fifa release, with this year's edition - Fifa 23 - on sale this autumn as usual.
EA Sports FC will hit the shelves in late 2023.
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