EA Sports has confirmed it's looking into potentially renaming its world-renowned FIFA series of football (soccer) games in the future, as the company is reviewing its naming rights agreement with the sport's governing body.
The news was revealed in a press release celebrating the successful launch of FIFA 22, where it was hinted that the franchise could be getting a new name entirely in the not too distant future:
"As we look ahead, we’re also exploring the idea of renaming our global EA SPORTS football games. This means we’re reviewing our naming rights agreement with FIFA, which is separate from all our other official partnerships and licenses across the football world."
EA Sports has been producing FIFA games since 1993, so this would mark a huge change for the series.
Of course, FIFA's former competitor Pro Evolution Soccer was finished off earlier this year by Konami in favour of a new (and heavily criticised) free-to-play experience called eFootball. With these changes, we could be looking at a situation where FIFA and PES are no longer being talked about in just a few years' time. Crazy!
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