FIFA officially becomes EA Sports FC!

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FIFA officially becomes EA Sports FC!

"After nearly 30 years of creating genre-defining interactive football experiences, we will soon begin an exciting new era." Electronic Arts opened its statement, confirming that the most popular football simulation of all time will change its name.

"Next year, EA SPORTS FC will become the future of football from EA SPORTS. Alongside our 300+ license partners across the sport, we’re ready to take global football experiences to new heights, on behalf of all football fans around the world.

Everything you love about our games will be part of EA SPORTS FC – the same great experiences, modes, leagues, tournaments, clubs and athletes will be there. Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Clubs and VOLTA Football will all be there.

Our unique licensing portfolio of more than 19,000+ players, 700+ teams, 100+ stadiums and 30 leagues that we’ve continued to invest in for decades will still be there, uniquely in EA SPORTS FC. That includes exclusive partnerships with the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, the MLS – and more to come."

From next year, that is, from the game that will be released in the fall of 2023, FIFA will be called EA Sports FC. By changing its name, EA will retain most of its football licenses, including those for the Premiership, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and others.

EA Sports FC will keep all previous modes, including the globally popular Ultimate Team, and as they say, breaking with FIFA will free them from the constraints that hindered their innovation. “This new independent platform will bring fresh opportunity – to innovate, create and evolve,” they claim in Electronic Arts.

FIFA 23 is the last FIFA, it will be "the best ever"

But before EA Sports FC, there was one more, and the last FIFA game left. They say that FIFA 23 will be the biggest and most extensive so far, after which it will break with FIFA.

As a reminder, FIFA asked Electronic Arts twice as much as $ 140 million a year for the contract. EA did not agree to a more expensive contract, and they did not like the fact that FIFA wanted to limit them in terms of organizing e-sports football competitions. So FIFA 23 will be the last, EA will continue solo, and FIFA may be looking for another partner.