I think the Bombcast may have touched on this, however it appears that EA may no longer use the "FIFA" name in its football games going forward.
FIFA has stated that it is changing its licensing agreements, to allow more opportunities for multiple publishers to give them money, instead of only EA. Okay, I embellished that last part of that statement, but you get the gist. FIFA has also said that it is concerned with EA's monopoly in the field of football video games.
EA has supposedly filed a trademark to rename their popular football game, "EA Sports FC". There has also been reports that FIFA is asking double for EA to re-new its licensing deal, as it expires in 2022. Reports are saying that FIFA wants $1 billion USD for a 4 year contract. Also, from what I understand, EA has agreements with individual clubs and players, so they could still have real clubs and players in their games.
Long time FIFA and/or football fans, what is your take on this?
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