After the separation from Electronic Arts, FIFA is working on its games and announcing a World Cup expansion for EA's 23 games in advance. Electronic Arts have just announced that its football series will be called EA Sports FC from 2023 - and no longer FIFA. This very organization has announced that it is working on several of its projects.
As early as the third quarter of 2022, several "non-simulation games" should come onto the market. What exactly is meant by this term remains secret for the time being. We suspect it's not about kicking the ball across the turf.
According to FIFA, the first of these titles is a game related to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It's supposed to be an "interactive experience" - whatever that means.
In addition to the projects already in development, talks are also being held with external partners about a game for the Women's World Cup, which will take place in Australia in 2023.
FIFA also said that Electronic Arts had received a license for FIFA 23 to display the competitions of the two World Cups mentioned - for the first time at the same time. EA itself has not yet announced anything about the content in FIFA 23. The series part should appear again in the fall.
Infantino is sure of victory
FIFA boss Gianni Infantino is sure that the officially licensed games will be the best press release. "FIFA 23, FIFA 24, FIFA 25, and FIFA 26 and so on - the constant is the name FIFA, and that will always be the case and always the best," Infantino is quoted as saying.
The FIFA boss did not say who would produce these titles. It will be an almost impossible challenge to keep up with the decades of experience of the developers at EA Sports - which has also secured many rights to leagues and other content from the world of football.