FIFA ready to compete with EA Sports?

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Last week, EA Sports announced that it was considering changing the name of its famous football simulation. FIFA could then become EA Sports FC by next year. Nevertheless, FIFA responded to the American firm in a statement saying that it too could develop its own game.

FIFA ready to compete with EA Sports?

In an official statement, the world body has not closed the scope to create competition:

“FIFA will adopt a new business positioning in games and eSports to ensure that it is best positioned to make decisions that benefit all football stakeholders. FIFA is optimistic and excited about the future of football. games and eSports for football, and it is clear that this must be a space occupied by more than one party controlling all rights. Technology and mobile companies are now actively competing to partner with FIFA, its platforms and worldwide tournaments.

Therefore, FIFA engages with various industry players, including developers, investors and analysts, to establish a long-term vision for the gaming, esports and interactive entertainment industry. The result will ensure that FIFA has a range of suitable parties with specialized capabilities to actively shape the best possible experiences and offers for fans and consumers. Games and eSports are the fastest growing media verticals on the planet, with new and diverse types of games being released continuously.

It is therefore of crucial importance for FIFA and its stakeholders to maximize all future opportunities for football and gaming fans. FIFA also has a duty to help its 211 member associations take full advantage of the inherent opportunities that have emerged in recent years. As part of this strategy, FIFA is also committed to continuing to host skills-based eSports tournaments under the umbrella of the recently launched FIFAe competition structure and consumer brand. The relationship and affinity that the gaming and esports market has developed over time with the FIFA name clearly underscores that football-based games and the FIFA name are intrinsically linked.

Finally, FIFA has also determined that the overlaps between virtual sport and FIFA football competitions need to be more closely aligned. In this regard, FIFA is delighted to use the FIFA World Cup (with four billion viewers) and the FIFA Women’s World Cup (with an audience of 1.2 billion) as platforms to launch and integrate exciting new games and eSports offerings. FIFA has also determined that the overlaps between virtual sport and FIFA football competitions need to be more closely aligned.

to summarize

This would be a real upheaval in the world of video games! While EA Sports has announced that it will be ready to change the name of its famous football simulation, FIFA has not closed the door to creating competition.