“This new independent platform will bring a new opportunity – to innovate, create and develop,” said Kim Weber, EVP and Group GM for EA Sports & Racing in a statement. He added: “EA SPORTS FC will allow us to realize this future and much more … but not before we spend another year with our current naming rights partner, FIFA. Play the most comprehensive game. ”
Thanks to separate licensing agreements with world football leagues in England, Spain, Italy, Germany, the United States and the European Football Association UEFA, the EA will still maintain the resemblance of most of the teams and players who played its game. Has become so popular.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in a statement: “I assure you that the only authentic, real game named after FIFA will be best available to gamers and football fans.” “FIFA 23, FIFA 24, FIFA 25 and FIFA 26, and so on – is the name of permanent FIFA and it will always be and always will be the best.”
While EA Sports owns several other popular video game sports franchises, including Maiden (American football), NHL (hockey), PGA Tour (golf) and Formula 1 (racing), the company says FIFA It is by far the largest money-making company.
In a statement Tuesday, Weber thanked the “incredible community of over 150 million spectators” for building FIFA into the “world’s largest”. [soccer] Entertainment platform. “
The gaming company also claimed the endorsement of World Games Behemoth Nike on Tuesday.
“We are excited to continue and expand our long-standing partnership with EA Sports as we serve athletes at the crossroads of sports, gaming and culture,” said DJ Van Hammern, Nike’s EVP and CM. O, said in a statement shared with EA. “Our partnership with EA SPORTS FC will authentically enhance the ways in which our communities can play and engage in sports.”
– Kevin Dotson of CNN contributed to this report.