Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

FIFA reportedly wants to charge EA $ 1 billion every four years for its name

We see why EA Sports is considering renaming its huge football franchise, FIFA.

New York Times We report a dispute between EA, the developer of FIFA games, and FIFA, the global football organization. This discrepancy is reportedly occurring over costs and new sources of income.

According to the report, FIFA wants to charge EA $ 1 billion every four years to use the FIFA license in-game. In addition, the organization wants to limit the monetization of games by EA.

FIFA wants to strictly limit EA’s money-making opportunities to what can be found in the game. EA wants to explore the monetization of “real games, arena video game tournaments, highlights of digital products such as NFTs.”

Last week, EA said it was exploring the idea of ​​renaming EA Sports soccer games. The EA also states that the FIFA partnership is different from other official partnerships. In other words, the loss of FIFA does not mean that the names of official teams and players have been lost. The license grants EA only the name, logo, and rights to use the World Cup in-game.

It seems likely that a decision will be made by the end of the year. EA has already registered the trademark of “EA Sports FC” and could become the new name of the franchise if EA and FIFA could not reach an agreement.

In this year’s article, FIFA 22 called it “good” in the review, “Microtransactions are still big, but the combination of small repetitive changes and the horsepower of the new generation console doesn’t require anything innovative. Makes it feel like it’s worth upgrading FIFA 22 or is terribly exciting from the EA side. “

Logan Plant is an IGN freelance writer. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant..