The iconic FIFA game as it is known to millions will no longer be. As “Kommersant” writes referring to the publication of The New York Times, the developer of the game Electronic Arts and the International Federation of Association Football could not agree on a license renewal for the video game FIFA, so their partnership will be terminated and the game will be renamed.
The New York Times reports that the current agreement was supposed to end after this year’s World Cup in Qatar, but it has been adjusted and will continue until the Women’s World Cup next summer.
Electronic Arts’ new soccer simulator will be called EA Sports FC. It is noted that the game itself will not change much, as its creators will retain a license for most of the players and clubs whose names are now used in the simulator.
EA and FIFA have collaborated for 29 years. According to The New York Times, over the past two decades, the game’s sales have brought in more than $20 billion for both sides.