What will the next FIFA game be called? FIFA 23 or EA SPORTS FC
EA have announced that their branding deal with FIFA that has lasted nearly 30 years is coming to end, and the franchise is being rebranded as EA SPORTS FC. Will 2022’s FIFA be called FIFA 23? We’ve got you covered below.
After months of speculation, EA have finally announced that their partnership with FIFA is coming to end after the better part of three decades. This means that going forward the company’s lucrative football games series won’t feature the ‘FIFA’ name or branding on the cover.
The FIFA series has amassed a huge, dedicated following over the years, so it’s no surprise that many players were shocked by the change, and are already struggling to get used to the new name of EA SPORTS FC.
But will FIFA 22 be the last game before the switch? We’ve broken down what the next installments in the series will be called.
What will FIFA 23 be called after EA SPORTS FC rebrand?
Fans don’t need to worry, the next game in the series will be called FIFA 23 as normal. Although the rebrand will happen in 2023, the release of FIFA 23 will remain unaffected and happen later this year as planned.
In their initial announcement, EA looked to reassure players that despite big plans for EA SPORTS FC, they remain committed to delivering a top-notch product again with FIFA 23.
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They said in the statement: “EA SPORTS FC will allow us to realize this future and much more…but not before we deliver our most expansive game ever with our current naming rights partner, FIFA, for one more year.
“We are committed to ensuring the next FIFA is our best ever, with more features, game modes, World Cup content, clubs, leagues, competitions, and players than any FIFA title before.”
2023’s football game release, what would have been FIFA 24, will be the first to feature the EA SPORTS FC name.
It hasn’t been confirmed yet how they plan to title the series in the future, but assuming they stick with a yearly release schedule, we’d expect the first game after the rebranding to be called EA SPORTS FC 24.
However, we’ll have to wait until the in-depth reveal in July 2023 to get more details.
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