he world footballing governing body FIFA has issued a statement titled ‘FIFA set to widen gaming and esports portfolio‘ which I’m sure has absolutely nothing to do with EA’s recent announcement it would look to re-brand the long-running FIFA series. FIFA wanted too much money and it looks like the latest entry FIFA 22 will be the last under that name, with EA having trademarked ‘EA Sports FC’.
“FIFA is bullish and optimistic about its long-term future in gaming and esports following a comprehensive and strategic assessment of the gaming and interactive entertainment market,” reads FIFA’s statement, before getting in a quick dig at former partner EA: “it is clear that this needs to be a space that is occupied by more than one party controlling all rights.”
Yeah! Hey wait isn’t that FIFA’s whole deal?