The dispute between EA and FIFA is over, with the new name EA Sports FC not arriving until 2023.
EA Sports FC will be the future of the franchise beginning from the summer of 2023, but what is in store for us all next season?
EA Sports FC will likely see a release date on Friday, 29 September 2023, in keeping with the FIFA titles that have gone before.
It is unclear whether EA is looking to make the switch to a subscription model though, so it could arrive as soon as the deal with FIFA has expired.
EASFC - July 2023
There is very little information available surrounding the new EA Sports FC title, with more info not arriving until July 2023!
EA's release did contain the words "Join the Club" which could allude to the subscription model mentioned above.
EA also released the following in its official statement:
"EA SPORTS FC will allow us to realize this future and much more…but not before we deliver our most expansive game ever with our current naming rights partner, FIFA, for one more year."
Without any information, we can only speculate as to which game modes EA Sports FC will feature.
Ultimate Team is the big moneymaker for EA, so that is a guarantee.
We hope to see a vastly improved Pro Clubs and Career Mode in EASFC, but this remains unlikely due to the popularity and subsequent focus on Ultimate Team.
VOLTA and Career Mode could fall by the wayside as they offer less monetary value to the game.
Is EA making its first strides into the football streaming service arena?
EA has already announced a groundbreaking multi-year partnership with Spain's LaLiga, which includes naming rights, in-game integrations, and broadcasting highlights!
EA already has strong affiliations with the Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and Serie A, so broadcasting deals with these leagues look on the cards.
The split between EA and FIFA has been well-documented, but they are not the only two players competing to be at the top of the football-video game table.