EA announced this Tuesday that: EA Sports FC will be the next name in the virtual football franchise. Defined by the developer as the beginning of an “exciting new era”, the name will be adopted in June 2023, after FIFA 23.
– Next year EA SPORTS FC will become the future of EA SPORTS football. “Together with our 300+ licensed partners across the sport, we are ready to take the global football experience to new heights, on behalf of football fans around the world,” the statement said.
EA emphasized that the game will continue with the same great experiences, modes, leagues, tournaments, clubs, athletes, Ultimate Team, Pro Clubs and VOLTA Football.
– Our unique licensing portfolio of over 17,000 players, 700+ teams, 100+ stadiums and 30 leagues that we have invested in for decades will still be there exclusively for EA SPORTS FC. This includes exclusive partnerships with CONMEBOL Libertadores, Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS – the statement said.
The company defined rebranding as more than a symbol change, and that the name EA Sports FC would be symbolic of the change.
– We are committed to a significant reinvestment in the sport and look forward to working with a large and growing number of partners to expand an authentic new experience that brings joy, engagement and immersion to the global fan community. I look forward to sharing more details about these plans in the coming months.
Before we continue, EA promises to close the FIFA loop, which debuted in 1993, “with the most extensive game ever played with our current naming partner, FIFA, for another year.”
– We are committed to ensuring that the next FIFA is the best ever, with more features, game mode, World Cup content, clubs, leagues, competitions and players than any FIFA has released before.
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EA has released information on the continuity of some of the major leagues in the game.
Premier League “EA SPORTS is a long-term partner in the Premier League and we look forward to continuing to work together in the new era of EA SPORTS FC.” -Richard Masters, CEO of the Premier League.
LaLiga: “EA SPORTS is the pinnacle of interactive football experience today and in the future, and we are honored to continue to work with them for more than 20 years,” said Javier Tebas, La Liga president. “We are ready to partner with EA SPORTS FC to deliver an innovative and authentic experience and grow our love of football together, around the world and in the years to come.
Bundesliga “We have an excellent partnership with EA,” said Donata Hopfen, Bundesliga CEO. “EA SPORTS is an established and valuable part of the football world and we are excited about what will happen as a result of our innovative partnership. We look forward to merging the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 with EA SPORTS FC. ”
UEFA “Committed to serving football fans around the world, we look forward to continuing our partnership with EA SPORTS FC to provide players with an authentic in-game experience in the club competitions they love.” – Guy-Laurent Epstein, Marketing Director, UEFA
CONMEBOL “Connecting football fans with their clubs, players, competitions and friends through digital experiences is the pinnacle of the football fans’ future and we look forward to working with EA SPORTS FC to deliver this stunning experience to football fans around the world.” – Juan Emilio Roa, ComMEBOL Commercial and Marketing Director
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