"We're thankful for our many years of partnership in the world of FIFA," EA CEO Andrew Wilson said in a statement Mut 23 Coins. "The future of football in the world is very bright, and the fan base around the world has never been stronger. We have an incredible chance to put EA Sports FC at the center of football, and to deliver even better and more authentic experiences to the ever-growing football fans."
The soccer game that EA is releasing without FIFA will have "more than 300 individual licensed partners, allowing players access to over 19,000 athletes across 700 teams, in 100 stadiums and more than 30 leagues all over the world." They include some of the biggest international leagues such as The Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, UEFA, CONMEBOL, and others.
Apart from the name that appears of the game's cover the newly brand-new game will lack any official reference to the World Cup, the quadrennial international competition run by FIFA. EA worked with FIFA to create themed FIFA World Cup titles every four years from 1998 through 2014. It also introduced a unique World Cup mode to its highly-priced Ultimate Team digital card game for FIFA 14. This integration grew to a wider World Cup update in FIFA 18.
According to reports, FIFA 23--which is scheduled to release later this year and will be EA's last game under the FIFA license -- will expand on the World Cup mode and include the women's World Cup for the first time in the history of the franchise. "Our final FIFA product will also include more game modes as well as teams, features leagues, players and competitions than in any prior edition," EA said in an announcement.
EA's breakup with FIFA isn't really a shock. The gaming mega-publisher publicly said the company was "reviewing our agreements for naming rights with FIFA" in October of last year amid reports of a dispute over exclusivity and licensing costs Madden 23 Coins Cheap. A February report suggests that Wilson claimed to EA employees the FIFA license "precluded our ability to be able to branch into the areas where players are interested" as it relates to gaming.