FIFA will “force” EA to change the name of the legendary football game

During the last few days there have been many rumors about the possibility of FIFA 22 be the last game in the series with the name “FIFA”. It seems that the conditions presented by the organization will “force” EA to change the name it has been using for more than 20 years.

According to the latest information, the organization that manages football globally has presented a surreal price tag for EA to secure renewal of the contract. More than a billion dollars to renew the license over the next 4 years. In other words, if EA wants to continue calling their game “FIFA”, it will have a cost around the 150 million dollars a year.

But this is not the only controversy that has been circulating on this subject. It seems that FIFA is considering licensing its brand to Epic Games as well, which seems to be interested in using the organization’s branding for crossovers at Fortnite.


FIFA 22 may arrive with new name next year – EA Sports FC

With the outbreak of controversy, information emerged about a new trademark registration by Electronic Arts, for the name EA Sports FC.

There hasn’t been any indication yet from the studio that this could even be the name of the next game in the franchise, but it seems to be too much of a coincidence.

Agreed with sources close to the two parties, negotiations for a new contract have been ongoing for two years. Until now, Electronic Arts had a 23 years contract with FIFA , where you would pay about 200 million dollars a year. Now, it seems that the organization is trying to “squeeze” the studio as much as possible, exploring new opportunities.

Other rumors indicate that FIFA President Gianni Infantino has plans to create a new FIFA World Cup. clubs, which requires an investment of $2 billion. In addition, Infantino is also studying the possibility of transforming the current World Cup, going from a 4-year format, to just 2.

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