2023 is going to be a big year for the FIFA franchise, what with EA Sports and the FIFA organization having ended their long-standing partnership. Starting this year, EA’s annual series will be known as EA Sports FC– but though it’s losing the FIFA name, it looks like it will still be holding on to the biggest licenses in the sport.
As per a report published by Sky Sports, EA Sports is close to agreeing a deal with the Premier League, the world’s biggest domestic club football competition, that will extend their existing agreement and se EA continuing to exercise exclusive licensing rights to the league.
The deal is said to be worth £488m over the course of a six-year period, delivering more than £80 million per year, and is reportedly worth twice as much as the existing agreement between EA and the Premier League.
Neither of the entities has yet made an official announcement regarding the same.
Recently, EA announced that the annual series’ last release, FIFA 23, is on track to be “the biggest title in franchise history”.