EA SPORTS FC: Reveal date, game modes, licenses & more
EA SPORTS have decided to rebrand their football franchise as EA SPORTS FC in 2023 after the company announced it severed its partnership with FIFA. Here’s everything you need to know about EA SPORTS FC including licenses, game modes, and the rebrand.
EA SPORTS made waves in the gaming industry in 2022 when they announced that their nearly-30 year partnership with FIFA would come to a close. FIFA 23 will be the final title under the joint branding of EA SPORTS and FIFA.
EA SPORTS FC is set to replace the iconic franchise later this year, once the last FIFA 23 promo has come to an end and the game’s lifecycle is over.
Fans of the franchise may be wondering what implications this massive change will have on their beloved football series. Here’s everything you need to know about EA SPORTS FC including the licenses and game modes that could appear in the game.
Is there an EA SPORTS FC release date?
There is currently no official release date for EA SPORTS FC, but if it follows the same schedule as the FIFA games, it should arrive around September 2023. However, this is yet to be confirmed.
EA have announced that a more in-depth reveal is planned for July 2023, so we’ll likely get our EA SPORTS FC release date then.
EA SPORTS FC game modes
So far, EA have confirmed that players will be able to play Volta, Career Mode, and Pro Clubs alongside Ultimate Team in EA SPORTS FC.
Long-time FIFA fans will receive most of the content they’ve become accustomed to over the years including Ultimate Team and Career Mode. Given the success of Ultimate Team, it’s no surprise to see that EA plan to continue to deliver the fan-favorite mode.
If you were worried that the authenticity of EA SPORTS’ football franchise would take a hit without FIFA, you can rest assured that the selection of modes will remain mostly unchanged.
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Leaks have also suggested that a new Women’s Ultimate Team mode will be added, giving fans the chance to build squads including the biggest stars from the women’s game. However, it isn’t clear if this will be a standalone mode or if female players will be integrated into the existing Ultimate Team mode.
We’ll be sure to update this section with any new modes that are revealed in the lead-up to EA SPORTS FC’s release.
EA SPORTS FC licenses
Another concern many fans had when EA and FIFA parted ways was how it would affect the licensed leagues, teams, and stadiums that the series is known for. Luckily, EA SPORTS FC’s roster of licenses will be unaffected by the rebrand.
“Our unique licensing portfolio of more than 19,000+ players, 700+ teams, 100+ stadiums, and 30 leagues that we’ve continued to invest in for decades will still be there, uniquely in EA SPORTS FC,” said the announcement blog.
We’ll have to wait and see if this extends to FIFA’s World Cup competition, but UEFA has declared that they are committed to providing an immersive Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League experience in EA SPORTS FC.
That’s everything we know about EA SPORTS FC so far. More details are set to be shared in July, so we’ll update this page with all the latest information.
In the meantime, you can take a look at our FIFA 23 guides:
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