A record-breaking opening week has been achieved by FIFA 23

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A record-breaking opening week has been achieved by FIFA 23

How to say goodbye in style? Electronic Arts saw the parting ways with FIFA as an organization with never-better gaming results. With more content, modes, players, and teams than ever before, FIFA 23 counted as many as 10.3 million players in the first week of sales, which is a record number for any EA Sports game ever, boasted EA on the official site.

“The response from our fans has been nothing short of incredible, and we’re thrilled that our community is playing with their favorite players and teams across FIFA 23 in record numbers, ” said Nick Wlodyka, SVP, GM of EA SPORTS FC.

“With both the Men’s and Women’s World Cups, and exciting updates to our women’s club football content in-game still yet to come, we’re just getting started on providing players with the most authentic and immersive experience yet”.

FIFA officially becomes EA Sports FC! EA didn't want to pay twice as much

FIFA will be called EA Sports FC. With the name change, EA will retain most of the 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 restrictions that hindered them in innovation. "EA Sports FC as a new independent platform will bring a new opportunity for innovation, creation, and development," claim Electronic Arts.

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

But before EA Sports FC there is one more, also the last FIFA game. They say that FIFA 23 will be the biggest and most comprehensive yet, after which it will cross over with FIFA.

As a reminder, FIFA demanded from Electronic Arts twice the 140 million dollars a year that the contract was worth so far. EA did not agree to a more expensive contract, and they did not like the fact that FIFA wanted to limit them in the matter of organizing e-sport football competitions.

So FIFA 23 will be the last, EA continues solo, and FIFA may look for another partner. Such popularity is also an even bigger challenge for next year because EA is already planning its own football game. Without FIFA asking for too much money, it will be called EA Sports FC from next year, and we will find out how much the name is actually worth some time this year.

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