FIFA is one of the most prominent names in sports gaming, and with EA at the helm of these titles for well over two decades, players may be shocked to hear that the partnership between these entertainment giants is coming to an end.
EA announced that after almost thirty years of partnership, they will split with FIFA, taking the name EA SPORTS FC for their long-running sports franchise, effective in 2023. This news hit the internet on the official EA News page and by gaming insider Nibellion on Twitter.
EA assured fans that the EA SPORTS FC franchise would retain many of the features and partnerships they've accumulated over the years.
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Pro Clubs, Career Mode, Ultimate Team, and the licensed players showcased up to this point are confirmed to make return appearances in the EA SPORTS FC 2023 title, along with several new additions.
EA plans to reveal more information on the future of its football franchise in the Summer of 2023, so fans can expect EA's summer showcase to shed some light on the future of EA SPORTS.
What caused the split between EA and FIFA is unknown. Still, fans speculate the deteriorating perception of EA and its predatory microtransaction systems played a part in the downfall of this once rock-solid partnership.
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