After losing the license to the FIFA name, EA Sports has reportedly agreed to a new six-year deal with the English Premier League worth approximately £488 million.
The game will now be called EA Sports FC and according to Sky Sports, the clubs were briefed on the same on Friday. This deal will allow EA to retain the rights for some of the biggest clubs in football like Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea, among others.
EA Sports decided to part ways with FIFA after the latter reportedly demanded $1 billion to continue the collaboration. The studio will drop the FIFA name for their football/soccer game after nearly 30 years. FIFA 23, which released in September 2022, will be the last of its name.
This will also mean that EA won’t have access to the World Cup as well. However, the studio has signed deals with hundreds of other teams and athletes, as well as more than 30 leagues, allowing it to retain real-world names and stadiums.
Check out the official FIFA 23 trailer: