Recent events came as a shock to many fans of EA’s classic football series FIFA, as a result of they steered it won’t 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 Times discusses the difficulty, talking to trade 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 certain an indication inside itself.
The difficulty is basically that FIFA is seeking to get greater than double what they at present obtain from EA of their current licensing deal, and that they need to restrict the quantity of freedom that EA has with the FIFA license.
Altering the identify of the FIFA franchise can 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 the direction of no matter EA modifications to, and with the dearth of competitors, notably on account of eFootball’s poor launch, it doesn’t seem like EA would actually sweat the lack of the FIFA identify.
Supply – [New York Times]