Just a week ago, EA officially decided to end its decades-long partnership with FIFA; a partnership that basically monopolized the football game market (or soccer if you prefer). EA will now use its 'EA Sports' branding for upcoming football games, and rival Take-Two (2K) has now chimed in on the huge name that EA is leaving behind.
Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick recently spoke with IGN, discussing all things sports games and of course, the FIFA brand. Here's what he had to say:
"We're definitely interested in expanding our opportunities in sports [...] and FIFA has a great brand and incredible clout, but we have no current plans to discuss."
While that sure looks like Take-Two has no "current" plans regarding FIFA, it's a statement that doesn't really rule anything out. The company, who runs publisher 2K, is clearly interested in creating more sports games, and what better way than to pick up the FIFA name?
We'll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, EA will release FIFA 23 this year as its final FIFA game, before moving on to EA Sports FC afterwards.
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