Electronic Arts have declared that the iconic FIFA video game franchise will be discontinued in 2023. EA will continue to produce football video games after FIFA 23, but they will be released under the EA Sports FC label. A branch of EA Sports created the original FIFA game in 1993, and the company has been in control of the franchise ever since. While FIFA is one of the most lucrative brands in gaming history, one of the reasons for the extreme choice was the expense of the game’s license.
An end of the alliance is expected to bring a broader range of play as esports grow in popularity and live in-game events become more popular. At the same time, the overall gameplay dynamics and crucial game modes will be similar to what players have grown to recognize and love in recent years. “Everything you love about our games will be included in EA Sports FC, including the same incredible experiences, modes, leagues, tournaments, clubs, and athletes,” said Executive Vice President Cam Weber. “Including Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Clubs, and Volta Football.” “Our one-of-a-kind license portfolio of over 19,000+ players, 700+ clubs, 100+ stadiums, and 30 leagues, which we’ve continued to invest in for decades, will be available in EA Sports FC.”
Exclusive relationships with the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, and others are in the works.” For years, players have been allowed to play as Premier League teams like Liverpool, although competing games such as Pro Evolution Soccer included fake sides such as Merseyside Red. Several concerns regarding their new brand will undoubtedly revolve around the business model and monetization ambitions, which have yet to be announced. While we don’t know what the future holds, we hope the brand creates the best experience for us gamers.