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Next year it will not be on the shelves under the name FIFA

After 30 years, the cooperation between FIFA and Electronic Arts, the leading video game maker, will end next year. The latter announced that from 2023 the hugely popular soccer game, not FIFA, but EA Sports FC, will be released, and BBC.

The most popular football game will not be on the shelves under the name FIFA next year (Image: Getty Images)

International Football Association (FIFA) a in her contacts He said he would give the American company another chance to publish its game in FIFA 23 this year, but then – in cooperation with another publisher – would release its own PC game called FIFA.

ƒ “I can assure you that the only real game named FIFA will be the best for players and football fans. The FIFA name is the only original global title – FIFA 23, FIFA 24, FIFA 25, FIFA 26 etc. The FIFA name is permanent and will remain the best until forever.” – said the president of the international federation, Gianni Infantino.

The FIFA series is one of the most profitable brands in gaming history, but the CEO of EA Andrew Wilson According to the license, the publisher does not make a profit as much as it brings from its constant renewal. The The New York Times He knows that the association has asked EA at least twice as much as $150 million annually so far.

EA Sports introduced its first FIFA game in 1993 and has taken charge of the franchise ever since.

The announcement from the video game development company states that “The introduction of EA Sports FC will not affect any existing EA Sports football games.”

Most clubs and players will likely continue to play because EA has separate licensing agreements with teams and most leagues – in this In 2020, Zlatan Ibrahimovic also appeared.

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