According to IGN, EA will continue developing its soccer video game titles after FIFA's uncontested split. It also claims that the company will continue developing its soccer video game titles after the end of 2023.
One might assume that everything isnt working in EAs favor following a security breach, a ruined Battlefield 2042 game, and the company's division from the International Federation of Association Football, also known as FIFA. However, that isnt the case.
Juventus, one of the world's most well-known soccer teams, is returning to EA Sports with the upcoming FIFA match, FIFA 23. This means that the Italian side will be featured in the developers' final soccer title under the FIFA banner before its affiliation with the FIFA organization officially expires at the beginning of 2023.
For the past three years, Juventus had an exclusive relationship with Konami and the publishers of the Pro Evolution Soccer series. Pro Evolution Soccer never matched FIFA in terms of sales, as licensed teams and player names made the series more appealing to gamers. However, PES occasionally gave a FIFA series a run for its money, considering how several iterations were regarded as superior to their FIFA counterparts.
The new agreement between EA and Juventus means that the clubs' players, stadiums, and jerseys will be displayed during the next EA soccer match. In addition, EA stated that the two sides would collaborate on various lifestyle and cultural initiatives that would open new opportunities beyond the football realm, while Juventus praises EA as its next official urban culture partner.
EA and FIFA have had a disagreement, but neither company is stepping down from their soccer gaming titles. FIFA has already stated that it is willing to work with third-party developers to develop new, non-sim soccer games, some of which are already in development with a release date of Q3 2022. On the other hand, FIFA stated that it wants its vast range of future products to reach all gamers, members, and fans, which might indicate the development of a new metaverse.
For the first time, EA has applied for World Cup Metaverse Trademarks, which entails the creation and implementation of digital content. This includes Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, and UEFA team licenses. EA has shown off FIFA 23 recently, and for the first time, while also revealing a renewed desire to include more women in gaming.