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LorenzoL 05-10-22 02:53 PM

EA ending partnership with FIFA
 
Starting in 2023, it will be called EA Sports FC without the FIFA licensing. However, EA still has individual licenses with the Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga, UEFA and more.


Noonan 05-10-22 02:57 PM

Re: EA ending partnership with FIFA
 
Wasn't so much EA ending it as it was the two parties not agreeing on a new contract. FIFA has already spoken out and said something to the effect of "Only the game with the FIFA name will be the best" or some nonsense like that. Sounds like it was a bad breakup.

LorenzoL 05-10-22 02:59 PM

Re: EA ending partnership with FIFA
 
It looks like the licensing will be up for grabs for another company to take the name at least…

Noonan 05-10-22 03:00 PM

Re: EA ending partnership with FIFA
 
Yeah. Too bad PES turned into a dumpster fire.

Adam Tyner 05-10-22 04:21 PM

Re: EA ending partnership with FIFA
 

Originally Posted by Noonan (Post 14101783)
Wasn't so much EA ending it as it was the two parties not agreeing on a new contract. FIFA has already spoken out and said something to the effect of "Only the game with the FIFA name will be the best" or some nonsense like that. Sounds like it was a bad breakup.

FIFA really only had the name "FIFA" and the World Cup to offer; everything else was licensed from other parties, the FIFA relationship cost a billion dollars every 4 years, along with a slew of licensing restrictions (like user-content creation and whatever Fortnite-esque metaverse stuff that EA is envisioning).

Deftones 05-10-22 10:24 PM

Re: EA ending partnership with FIFA
 
Seems dumb to pay that much for a license when they have all those other individual licenses. Yeah, they probably lose sales, but not a billion dollars worth.


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