According to ING, the New York Times reports that there is a dispute between EA Sports, the developer of the FIFA game, and world football organization FIFA. The disagreement is said to be related to costs and new revenue streams. According to the report, FIFA wants to charge EA Sports an amount of 1 billion USD every 4 years to use the FIFA franchise license in its game. Additionally, the organization wants to restrict EA Sports from monetizing the game.
FIFA 22 can be renamed by EA Sports?
FIFA wants to limit EA Sports’ monetization opportunities to what can be found in the game. The New York Times reports that EA Sports is exploring the possibility of monetizing its game with video game tournaments and digital products like NFT.
Last week, EA Sports said it was exploring the idea of renaming its FIFA soccer game. The game maker also said the partnership with FIFA is different from their other official partnerships, meaning the loss of FIFA does not mean the loss of official team names and players. The license only gives EA the use of the name, logo and the right to use the World Cup in the game.
If the two sides do not come to an agreement on the fee, it seems that EA Sports will make a final decision to rename its game later this year. This manufacturer is said to have trademarked “EA Sports FC”, so it could become the new name for this football game.
A final decision has not been made yet, so this year’s version of FIFA could still be called FIFA 22. According to early reviews, the game offers a worthwhile upgrade, although without too many features. revolutionary or super fun from the EA Sports side.