Electronic Arts has announced that its world-famous FIFA series will be rebranded under a new EA Sports FC name in 2023.
There will be one final FIFA game – FIFA 23 – later this year that will come packed with “more game modes, features, teams, leagues, players, and competitions than any previous edition.” On Nintendo Switch, of course, we can expect the lower-key FIFA 23 Legacy Edition.
The change will allow the publisher to deliver “the world’s biggest interactive sports experience for its growing community in collaboration with 300+ partners across the world of football.”
Pitching it as a new platform that will allow them “to innovate, create, and grow new experiences,” it will combine more than 300 individual licensed partners – meaning that you can still expect to have access to more than 19,000 athletes across 700 teams, in 100 stadiums and over 30 leagues around the world.
“Our vision for EA SPORTS FC is to create the largest and most impactful football club in the world, at the epicentre of football fandom,” explains Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson. “For nearly 30 years, we’ve been building the world’s biggest football community – with hundreds of millions of players, thousands of athlete partners, and hundreds of leagues, federations, and teams. EA SPORTS FC will be the club for every one of them, and for football fans everywhere.
“We’re thankful for our many years of great partnership with FIFA. The future of global football is very bright, and fandom around the world has never been stronger. We have an incredible opportunity to put EA SPORTS FC at the heart of the sport, and to bring even more innovative and authentic experiences to the growing football audience.”