From the July 2023, Electronic Arts will drop the name “FIFA” from its video games series and instead introduce “EA SPORTS FC”.
According to a statement from EVP, Group GM EA SPORTS and Racing, Cam Weber, before this changeover, the company will deliver “our most expansive game ever with our current naming rights partner, FIFA.”
In fact, he says they are committed to making the next FIFA game its best ever with more features, game modes, World Cup content, clubs, leagues, competitions and players.
Following that comes EA SPORTS FC.
Weber assures, “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.”
He did not give any other details about the split from the FIFA name which it has used for almost three decades.
However, New York Times reports that FIFA was seeking “at least double the $150 million it gets annually from EA Sports.”