EA Sports FC

FIFA and EA Break Up, Change Series to EA Sports FC

It is the end of an era.

For as long as I could remember, FIFA was synonymous with EA Sports. In a blog post on EA’s website, Cam Weber, the executive vice president of EA Sports and Racing announced that after nearly 30 years, the two brands are splitting.

“I want to start by thanking this incredible community of more than 150 million fans for helping build the world’s biggest football entertainment platform – EA Sports FIFA.

After nearly 30 years of creating genre-defining interactive football experiences, we will soon begin an exciting new era,” says Weber.

Next year will be the first year EA Sports doesn’t launch a branded FIFA title. Instead, players will be introduced to EA Sports FC, which the publisher states is the “future of football from EA Sports.”

Over 300+ licence partners will be returning as the series aims to tackle new challenges to bring the series to “new heights” for fans of soccer around the world.

“Everything you love about our games will be part of EA Sports FC – the same great experiences, modes, leagues, tournaments, clubs and athletes will be there. Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Clubs and VOLTA Football will all be there. 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. That includes exclusive partnerships with the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, the MLS – and more to come.”

The name may be changing but the foundation will remain and with the series no longer tied to the FIFA brand. This opportunity allows the developers to “innovate, create and evolve.”

EA promises this is more than a change in name as it will also allow the studio to reinvest into the sport and work with new partners who want to add to the experience. While it’s still far too early to tell what all this means, it’s a chance we’ve known about it for some time as it was a heavily discussed rumour.

Later this year, FIFA 23 will be the last name under the current banner before switching over to EA Sports FC next year. EA promises that they are committed to delivering one last great FIFA game and will include “more features, game modes, World Cup content, clubs, leagues, competitions, and players than any FIFA title before.”

More information on EA Sports FC will be made available in Summer 2023.