For years, the video game saga FIFA, developed by EA Games, It has been one of the favorites by thousands of players who like football. Despite being highly criticized for its annual installments, which do not always have improvements over the previous one, the saga has remained strong.
Although EA is known for developing these games of FIFA, the license belongs to the organization of the same name. Now, due to disputes that have to do with the economic aspect, the developer could be forced to change the name of its beloved titles.
EA could break relations with FIFA
According to a report by The New York Times, EA and FIFA They have been in negotiations for more than two years on the license of video games. However, these were stopped after the soccer organization demanded “a billion dollars” for each four-year cycle between world cups.
Besides, the FIFA sought to limit EA’s rights in its use of the name. This caused some annoyance, as the developer was looking to expand its use with video game tournaments and digital products like NFTs. If the demands of the international organization are met, these plans will disappear.
The company’s current contract with FIFA will end with Qatar World Cup 2022, so they are already preventing in case they lose the name. In accordance with VGC, the new name of the football saga could be ‘EA Sports FC‘. This arose from an application to register this mark in the intellectual property offices of the United Kingdom and the European Union.
We do not know when we will have an answer as to whether the games of FIFA with this company. However, EA seems that it is already preparing to continue on its own, since they published a statement where they spoke of the possibility of continuing without the name. In addition, in this one they talked about their connections with other leagues, players and stadiums to make their own title. Do you think it’s the end of an era and we all have to play eFootball?
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