EA has announced that it won’t renew its decades-long partnership with FIFA.
This means that FIFA 23, which will launch in the next few months, will be the last to use the FIFA name, and the games that follow will use the “EA Sports FC” name instead.
In 2013, EA extended its partnership with FIFA to the end of 2022, but disagreements over licensing fees have led EA to decide against renewing the partnership beyond this period.
EA still has ongoing partnerships with the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and the MLS, with EA Sports and Racing executive vice president Cam Weber confirming that the split shouldn’t affect the features players are familiar with.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
EA stated that fans can expect FIFA 2023 to be the series’ most impressive game yet and that it will reveal more details about EA Sports FC in “Summer” 2023.