Yes dear readers, you read the title correctly. Electronic Arts (EA) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) are ending their lifelong partnership after 29 years.
The game will be now called “EA Sports FC”.
According to the statement released by EA “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.”
In short, all of the features, content, old and new partnerships will be still be there in the new game.
EA have decided to continue the partnership with FIFA for one more year “but not before we deliver our most expansive game ever”
EA also assures that they “are committed to ensuring the next FIFA is our best ever, with more features, game modes, World Cup content, clubs, leagues, competitions, and players than any FIFA title before.
More details will be revealed in Summer 2023, next year.