Will FIFA 23 be the last ever FIFA title? Find out everything you need to know right here.
FIFA 23 hype is slowly building as more and more information is being released about the game. Last week – EA revealed to us the official launch trailer for FIFA 23, which was stacked with much to analyse about the new title. EA showcased a plethora of new features in the game which included some of the new gameplay elements, such as revamped free-kicks and set pieces, the new HyperMotion2 technology, and much more.
The ‘FIFA’ game title has been around since 1993 when FIFA International Soccer was released for the Sega Mega Drive. 26 instalments later, we find ourselves at FIFA 23, but the question on everyone’s lips – will this be the last ever FIFA?
This comes after news that EA have ended their nearly 30-year-long partnership with the footballing organization FIFA after a financial dispute meant the two parted ways.
So this begs the question, with no partnership in place – will this be the last ever FIFA? Find out everything you need to below.
Is this the final ever FIFA?
No – this won’t be the last ever ‘FIFA‘ title, but it will be the last ever title under EA’s name.
Instead, FIFA will be producing football simulator games themselves. FIFA will launch new football video games developed with third-party studios and publishers, providing more choices for football and gaming fans.
A number of new non-simulation games are already under production and will launch during the third quarter of this year. The first is a tailored gaming experience featuring the biggest event on earth, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, which will bring new, interactive experiences to fans across the globe.
Following this initial unveiling, FIFA will launch further games and virtual experiences around this year’s FIFA World Cup. Additional projects are also under discussion with publishers ahead of next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™.
On the contrary, EA are still continuing to make football simulator games, instead entering a new era with the title ‘EA Sports FC’ in 2023.
A full statement on the change was released by EA, which is as follows:
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
So although there is a name change, EA will still be blessing us with football games for hopefully many years to come.
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