Shocking! EA Dropping ‘FIFA’ Despite Record-Breaking FIFA 22 Launch

Published 10/07/2021, 10:24 AM EDT


It’s been a wild week for Electronic Arts’ FIFA 22 and its fans. The title officially launched earlier this week on October 1st and has already racked up millions in various aspects.

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Following FIFA 22’s “record-breaking” launch, EA SPORTS had some rather interesting words in the latest press release. An official delivered astonishing news about (potentially) massive changes coming to the game while talking about the future of football.

FIFA 22: EA’s plans for the Football Games

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In a recent blog post, Cam Weber, EA SPORTS Group General Manager, addressed the football fans around the world and discussed what the future holds for FIFA 22.

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Highlighting the various decisions and steps taken by EA to improve the title and inculcate the demands of the fans in the game, the General Manager explained how the developers had “a clear vision for the future of football”.

After talking about all the different licensing deals and partnerships, the developers have with some of the biggest leagues, teams, and athletes in the world; Weber finally spilled the news for all the fans. He said, “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.” 

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The 28 editions since the release of the first title, FIFA 94 in 1993, have all been named after the organization. If EA was to change the name now, it would have to be something that goes well with the fans.

Additionally, Weber also revealed the staggering numbers for FIFA 22 since its launch; thanking fans for their warmhearted welcome and acceptance of the latest title in one of EA’s largest franchises. Since the launch six days ago, the game has already had 9.1 million players try it out; playing over 460 million matches overall.

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This massive decision from the devs has stirred up a lot of talks on social media platforms. What do you think should be the new name?

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing a degree in technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic soccer player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.

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