EA Sports Is Planning for a FIFA Without FIFA

It is one of the longest and most profitable relationships in sports. Nearly three decades after soccer’s global governing body licensed its name to a California video game maker looking to expand its offerings, the FIFA series that was born out of that partnership has become not so much a game as a cultural phenomenon. […]

FIFA Wants $1 Billion From EA Every Four Years for Its Name: Report

FIFA wants more than a billion dollars every four years — more than double what it currently gets from Electronic Arts. That is reportedly the gist of EA Sports considering renaming its immensely-popular football video game FIFA, whose latest edition FIFA 22 launched earlier in October. The current 10-year agreement between the two that expires […]

FIFA 23 Could Be Called EA Sports FC, as EA Considers Dropping FIFA Brand

FIFA 22 might be the last FIFA game. EA Sports is considering dropping the FIFA branding that comes from its licensing agreement with the global footballing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association — or FIFA. While Electronic Arts didn’t say what it could be called going forward, trademark applications submitted in the UK and EU […]

FIFA 22 Title Update #1 Fixes Goalkeepers, Improves Refereeing Logic

FIFA 22 is getting its first major patch — labelled Title Update #1 — that comes with a bunch of gameplay changes, chiefly in the goalkeeping department. As you might have read in FIFA 22 reviews, including ours, goalkeepers are really powerful in EA Sports’ new football sim. But they also seem to be broken […]

FIFA 22 Review: More Arcade Than Ever

FIFA 22 — out now globally — is EA’s first football sim title to cross console generations at launch in eight years. FIFA 21 which got a mid-season next-gen upgrade, but FIFA 22 has been designed for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X from scratch. It’s got a bunch of new gameplay features, dubbed […]

We Do Not ‘Push’ People to Spend, EA Responds to New FUT Controversy

FIFA Ultimate Team is the “cornerstone” of EA Sports’ football-sim FIFA games and the video gaming giant does “everything [it] can to drive players there”, including deploying “content teasers” and “targeted messaging” to “funnel” FIFA 21 players towards FUT game mode and “incentivise” them to convert, according to a leaked internal document. FUT is heavily […]

FIFA 21 PS5, Xbox Series S/X Release Date Announced

FIFA 21 is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X on December 4. EA Sports announced the release date for the next-gen version of FIFA 21 on Tuesday, and said that it would share more details about next-gen features in “the coming weeks”. What we know so far consists of faster load times (thanks […]

FIFA 21 Review: Goals Galore

FIFA 21 is full of goals. With FIFA, EA Sports is constantly engaged in a balancing act between attack vs defence. And it’s a process that continues after release, with some FIFA titles transforming into a whole new beast by the time we’re ready for the next annual iteration. At launch, FIFA 21 is a […]

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