Football After 28 years

Will the classic game “FIFA” soon no longer be called “FIFA”?

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“With a view to the future, we are also examining the idea of ​​renaming our global EA sports soccer games,” says EA boss Weber

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The video game series “FIFA” is the most successful football console game in the world. After 28 years, the manufacturer Electronic Arts is now thinking out loud about a name change. The naming rights would be checked, it is said.

Nafter 28 years an era could come to an end. Game manufacturer Electronic Arts, EA for short, is thinking out loud about renaming the famous classic console game “FIFA”. This explained EA boss Cam Weber in a press release.

The statement reads: “With a view to the future, we are also examining the idea of ​​renaming our global EA Sports soccer games.” Weber continued: “This means that we are reviewing our agreement on naming rights with Fifa, which everyone is separate from our other official partnerships and licenses in the football world. “

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“FIFA” has been appearing with an annual update since 1993, the latest was just published on October 1st. According to the announcement, 9.1 million people have already bought the latest version of the game, and 460 million matches have already been played.

The license fees are high

The company does not say why EA might want to change the name. Behind the mind game, however, there are primarily financial interests. The license fees are high. According to the “Daily Mail”, the world association Fifa receives around 85 million euros a year from EA for using the name. “Our priority is to make sure we can continue to deliver the best interactive soccer experiences in the world,” said Weber.

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Most recently, the largest competitor in the video game series had already changed the name of its product. Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer has been called eFootball since 2019.


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