Latest occasions got here as a shock to many followers of EA’s basic soccer collection FIFA, as a result of they prompt it may not be referred to as FIFA for much longer, and we now have a deeper perception as to why due to a current report which suggests the difficulty lies not simply throughout the funds, however with the liberty EA has with the FIFA license.
A current report from the New York Instances discusses the difficulty, talking to business veterans like Peter Moore, who held a senior place at EA for years earlier than he left, who famous that even the point out of negotiations is out of character, and sure an indication inside itself.
The difficulty is actually that FIFA is seeking to get greater than double what they at present obtain from EA of their current licensing deal, and that they wish to restrict the quantity of freedom that EA has with the FIFA license.
Altering the title of the FIFA franchise could be a monumental second in gaming’s historical past, although the report does level out that EA seemingly wouldn’t stand to lose a lot, since they’ll realistically nonetheless solely be directed in direction of no matter EA adjustments to, and with the shortage of competitors, significantly attributable to eFootball’s poor launch, it doesn’t seem like EA would actually sweat the lack of the FIFA title.
Supply – [New York Times]