Things to stay up for: Nearly a yr after asserting its separation from FIFA, EA unveiled its revamped identify – the EA Sports FC branding – with extra particulars to return. FIFA additionally simply launched its first soccer sport with out EA, providing a really totally different expertise from the long-running sim sequence.
EA has unveiled the brand for its rebranded soccer sim sequence EA Sports FC. After splitting from the developer final yr, FIFA teamed up with one other sport studio this week to launch an informal cell soccer sport.
The emblem consists of the well-known EA Sports emblem subsequent to the initials FC (Football Club) stylized right into a triangle. The firm says the triangle was impressed by the triangle-themed soccer techniques and participant icon shapes in its video video games.
While EA has promised extra details about its subsequent soccer sport in July, it has already begun promoting the sport to familiarize clients with its new branding. The firm will quickly start selling the brand new model on billboards and gear at soccer video games all over the world.
Meanwhile, FIFA and developer Altered State Machine just lately launched their informal soccer teaching sport AI League on the Google Play Store, with an iOS model coming quickly. The title lets gamers direct 4-on-4 matches between AI-driven customizable cartoon characters. Oddly, the title is about final yr’s World Cup in Qatar, relatively than the 2023 Women’s World Cup, which kicks off in Australia and New Zealand just a few months later.
AI League is one in all a number of new experiences beforehand introduced by FIFA. The group describes others as social, informal and Web3 oriented. One of them, Uplandme, plans to permit customers to personal blockchain-based Metaverse properties.
The battle between EA and FIFA first appeared in 2021. FIFA reportedly wished EA to pay it $1 billion each 4 years to license the soccer group’s identify and World Cup occasions, which EA declined. Additionally, EA claims that FIFA imposes artistic constraints on simulation video games. Since the breakup, EA has hinted that if FIFA would not stand in the best way, it may launch different sport modes past 11v11, begin extra model partnerships, such because the confirmed Nike deal, and host reside occasions, comparable to live-streaming reside matches.
Despite the lack of FIFA and World Cup, EA Sports FC will nonetheless play in numerous different leagues all over the world together with Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Women’s Champions League, La Liga Santander, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, South American Libertadores, Barker Les Ladies Super League, NWSL and extra.
FIFA has mentioned it plans to search out one other associate for the sim, nevertheless it’s unclear which developer may make a full FIFA sport as an alternative of EA. EA’s sole competitor within the house, Konami, continues to be recovering from eFootball’s disastrous launch.