Worried you won’t be seeing a FIFA 14? 15? 20? (I can count…!) Fret no longer! This morning Electronic Arts have confirmed that their agreement with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) will be renewed and extended until December 31, 2022! The agreement affords EA with the exclusive rights to release FIFA branded videogames including action as well as management based games, this also include rights to the FIFA World Cup game.
“EA SPORTS released the first FIFA-branded football game in 1993, and 20 years later our partnership with FIFA continues to be very strong,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President and Head of EA SPORTS. “Our franchise has become the benchmark for quality and innovation in the sports videogame genre, and we look forward to many more years of connecting with consumers around the world with our games carrying the prestigious FIFA name.”
Our relationship with EA SPORTS is of high importance to FIFA” said Jérôme Valcke, FIFA Secretary General. “The FIFA videogames are a key experiential component in our work to communicate the FIFA brand and its values all over the world. This is highlighted by the 2.5 million football fans that have competed in this year’s FIFA Interactive World Cup, which is just one example of the power of our partnership with EA.“
The FIFA series dominates the Irish Video Games Charts every year so this can only be good news for sports games fans!
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