Through a press release, Electronics Arts has announced its intention to change the name to FIFA, the traditional saga of soccer video games.
“Looking to the future, we are also exploring the idea of renaming global games from EA Sports,” the company notes.
“This means that we are reviewing our naming rights agreement with FIFA, which is independent of all our other associations and official licenses throughout the world of football.”
The company has also explained that this change should not affect the licensing agreements it has in the game, which include logos and official names of teams and competitions.
The latest installment in the saga, FIFA 22, was only released in early October. In the statement, the developer took the opportunity to highlight the figures related to the title.
According to the firm, 9.1 million users have already played FIFA 22, 7.6 million squads have been created in Ultimate Team mode and nearly 460 million games have been played.
It should be remembered that, a few months ago, Konami, EA’s main competitor, also changed the name of the popular PES, which is now called eFootball, whose launch has failed to convince fans of these video games.