FIFA says it is open to working with new video game companies in future

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FIFA has suggested it is ready to work with new video game companies, in what has recently been seen as a direct attack towards EA’s attitude towards the football governing body.

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In a statement titled “FIFA set to expand gaming and esports portfolio“, the governing body has explained that it is “upbeat and optimistic about its long-term future in gaming and esports after a comprehensive and strategic assessment of the gaming and interactive entertainment market.”

first viewed by VGC, the statement continues that “the future of gaming and esports for football stakeholders must involve more than one party and all rights must be exploited,” suggesting that FIFA no longer wants EA to be its only option when it comes to gaming. The matter comes.

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The statement continues that “FIFA is engaging with a variety of industry players, including developers, investors and analysts, to build a long-term vision of the gaming, esports and interactive entertainment sectors.”

The news comes after a busy few weeks between the two companies with EA earlier this month that its popular football series may be undergoing a name change.

In a press release, it said the company is “exploring the idea of ​​renaming our global EA Sports football games” which also means “reviewing our naming rights agreement with FIFA”.

Following that news, a report in The New York Times suggested that talks between EA and FIFA on licensing the brand were stalling.

In other FIFA news, it was recently revealed that purchases made in the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) portion of the game are mostly made with coins that cannot be purchased with real-world money.

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