For years on end, FIFA has been the biggest football game title. The game has been ruling the realm of football games ever since it first came out in the early 90’s. Players from across each platform, be it PC or consoles, look forward to a new FIFA game each year. However, all of those emotions associated with the FIFA naming may soon be gone. According to various reports, FIFA 22 will most likely be the last game under the FIFA franchise.
One thing to note here is that it will be the last game using the FIFA naming. Electronic Arts is planning on cutting ties with FIFA and coming up with a brand new name. It is definitely a tough pill to swallow for big fans of the franchise. Now, FIFA 22 will probably be the last game that uses the FIFA title.
Further, there could be several reasons as to why EA is planning on doing this. One of the primary reasons is most probably that the naming agreement between EA and FIFA is coming to an end. This is why FIFA 22 could quite possibly be the last game under the legendary franchise.
Besides, Electronic Arts has stated that, “As we look ahead, we’re also exploring the idea of renaming our global EA Sports football games. This means we’re reviewing our naming rights agreement with FIFA, which is separate from all our other official partnerships and licenses across the football world.”
It is not likely for the removal of the FIFA branding to cause any sort of a loss to Electronic Arts. However, it may bring down the feeling of authenticity that fans have towards the FIFA moniker. FIFA 22 and its previous generations have been massive hits and it is difficult to say how the game will fare without the FIFA branding.
Yes, there are several games that do not have such license agreements like PES aka Pro Evolution Soccer and the like. But, none of them have even come close to what FIFA has achieved in all these years. Only time will tell what Electronic Arts has in store for us in the coming days.
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