FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed that the organisation is working on its own FIFA-branded game. The announcement comes in response to the fact that 2023 will mark EA leaving the FIFA branding behind for its football games, instead releasing future games in the franchise as EA Sports FC.
According to Martyn Ziegler—chief sports reporter at The Times—FIFA made the decision because EA refused to pay the company a higher rate for its branding. Past reports have indicated that FIFA was demanding $2.5 billion from EA every four years for use of the license.
“The new FIFA game – the FIFA 25, 26, 27 and so on – will always be the best egame for any girl or boy,” said Infantino, “we will have news on this very soon.”
Back in May 2022, FIFA had announced that it would work with other developers and publishers to release new FIFA games in response to EA announcing that its line of football games would be titled EA Sports FC from 2023 onwards.
The last EA-published game using the FIFA license was FIFA 23, which was released back in October 2022. For more details, check out our review.
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