For practically 30 years, EA Sports activities and FIFA have labored collectively to carry soccer followers to FIFA video games yearly. That relationship is now ending, nevertheless, because the final ever FIFA branded recreation from EA is ready to reach later this yr.


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Digital Arts (EA) introduced its plans to drop the FIFA title in a press launch earlier this week. Going ahead, the brand new title for the franchise will likely be EA Sports activities FC. The primary title with the brand new title will likely be coming in July of the subsequent yr.

However, that does go away time for yet another FIFA recreation coming this fall. And EA says it is going to be the most important one ever. The corporate says this yr’s FIFA title will function World Cup content material and extra recreation modes, gamers, and leagues than ever earlier.

“The introduction of EA SPORTS FC is not going to influence any present EA Sports activities world soccer video games, and EA and FIFA are excited to ship the best, most expansive EA SPORTS FIFA ever later this fall,” EA stated in an announcement. “Our ultimate FIFA product may even embody extra recreation modes, options, groups, leagues, gamers, and competitions than any earlier version.”

Talking of the World Cup, that’s seemingly the most important licensing settlement that EA Sports activities will lose out on in future soccer video games. FIFA holds the entire licensing rights to the World Cup. That implies that the worldwide competitors seemingly received be featured in EA’s video games going ahead.

However, the World Cup is just a fraction of what EA brings to FIFA video games. The corporate says it can retain licensing for tons of groups, hundreds of gamers, and 30 totally different leagues. Primarily, EA may have loads to work with without FIFA’s World Cup licensing.

As for FIFA, this might imply a brand new partnership is within the works. FIFA might pen a cope with one other writer to create a brand new line of video games based mostly on the World Cup.

However, that’s simply a hypothesis at this level. What we do know is that the partnership between EA Sports activities and FIFA is ending this yr. However, followers of the sport shouldn’t fear an excessive amount. In subsequent years EA Sports activities FC will likely be paying homage to the long time of FIFA video games that everyone knows and loves.