FIFA announces new video games after split from EA Sports

The memo follows EA Sports’ announcement that their partnership for the popular ‘FIFA’ series will end in 2023, being replaced by a similar simulation game titled ‘EA Sports FC’.

FIFA announced today that it will launch new video games, in partnership with other companies and on the way to the 2022 men’s and women’s World Cups in 2023, after the break with EA Sports.

“For the first time, FIFA will release new football video games, developed with other studios, providing more choice for football and gaming fans en route to Qatar 2022 and Australia and New Zealand 2023,” the official said. communicated. .

The memo follows EA Sports’ announcement that their partnership for the popular ‘FIFA’ series will end in 2023, being replaced by a similar simulation game titled ‘EA Sports FC’.

The “non-exclusive” model allows EA to retain the license for the football simulator category, but only in that mode in 2023, paving the way for “a great new football simulation title in 2024”.

The launch of the new games is scheduled for the end of the year, with the World Cups in the spotlight, in an integrated plan with other “interactive and digital experiences”, in line with the FIFA+ streaming platform, launched this year.

“The only authentic game with the FIFA name will be the best available. The FIFA name is the only global and original: FIFA 23, 24, 25 and 26 and so on – it is a constant and will always continue to ‘to be the best,’ promised the president of world football’s governing body, Gianni Infantino.

The esports world’s “growth and diversification” path is cited by Infantino, who hopes the strategy of the body he leads can “guarantee a wide range of products and opportunities for players, fans, member associations and partners”.

The FIFA series is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most profitable among sports video game franchises, with over 325 million copies sold by 2021.

The video game reproduces in the virtual world the simulation of a football match itself, in addition to many other aspects, from the formation and management of a club to transfers and other functionalities, “offline” and ” online”, also becoming a “giant” in the world of competitive gaming.

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