EA has announced this evening that they have ended their lengthy deal with FIFA and that their next game in the series will be called, EA SPORTS FC. The company posted the following message on their website confirming the name change and their commitment to hugely popular football game going forward. In the message the company says that the move will be a fresh start allowing them to innovate, create and evolve. EA says that they will share more information on EA SPORTS FC in Summer 2023.
“After nearly 30 years of creating genre-defining interactive football experiences, we will soon begin an exciting new era.
Next year, EA SPORTS FC will become the future of football from EA SPORTS. Alongside our 300+ license partners across the sport, we’re ready to take global football experiences to new heights, on behalf of all football fans around the world.
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, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, the MLS – and more to come.
This new independent platform will bring fresh opportunity – to innovate, create and evolve. This is much more than just a change of symbol – as EA SPORTS, we’re committed to ensuring EA SPORTS FC is a symbol of change. We’re dedicated to meaningfully reinvesting in the sport, and we’re excited to work with a large and increasing number of partners to expand to new authentic experiences that bring joy, inclusivity and immersion to a global community of fans. I look forward to sharing more detail on these plans in the coming months.
EA SPORTS FC will allow us to realize this future and much more…but not before we deliver our most expansive game ever with our current naming rights partner, FIFA, for one more year. We are committed to ensuring the next FIFA is our best ever, with more features, game modes, World Cup content, clubs, leagues, competitions, and players than any FIFA title before.
We’re incredibly excited to build the future of global football with all of you, and will be happy to share more info on EA SPORTS FC in Summer 2023. The future of the sport is very big and bright, and football fandom is reaching across every corner of the world. Global football has been part of EA SPORTS for nearly thirty years – and today, we’re ensuring that it will be for decades to come.
We exist to create the future of football fandom – whether virtual or real, digital or physical, it’s all football. Thank you for your continued support.”
- Cam Weber, EVP, Group GM EA SPORTS & Racing
I wish they’d just let this series die already, it’s clear they ran out of any good or original ideas for it years ago.
It really depresses me how much money the series still rakes in despite literally being the exact same game over and over again.
What they supposed to do I mean it’s football.
What she saying is that they basically doing the same thing over and over again which is boring.
Looking forward to the EA SPORTS FC legacy edition….Not!
They are still gonna charge people full price for 20% of the game and around $100s on the 80% of the game that is “DLC”
Some can’t grasp the concept that the dev’s can’t just add new features unless the sport actually changed. They can add new incentive game modes, but they can’t just add new features. All they can really do is update character models, the roasters, player stats etc etc Gamers always say the samething about “Most” sports games, but it’s all about the same. They can’t just create a new play style or stipulation unless the actual sport changed.
I stopped playing WWE games once 2k started making them, and just removing features for no reason. Like the amount of CaW’s you can create, custom finishers etc However they also added alot of new incentive game modes, revamed the CaW creation, spam move sets. It’s not always the same game, it’s the small improvements that make a difference. WWE for example they can’t just add a new match type with new stipulations unless the actual WWE created a new match type.