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EA Sports extends FIFA license deal until 2022

Wednesday, 8th May 2013 09:16 GMT By Alex Donaldson

EA Sports and football bigwigs FIFA have reached an agreement that sees their current video game licensing agreement renewed and extended through until 2022.

Under the newly extended agreement EA retain exclusive rights to develop football titles with the official FIFA branding, including action games, management games and games based on specific FIFA events such as the World Cup.

EA will also remain a Presenting Partner of the FIFA Interactive World Cup.

“EA Sports released the first FIFA-branded soccer game in 1993, and 20 years later our partnership with FIFA continues to be very strong,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President and Head of EA Sports.

EA’s press release boasts that FIFA has a ridiculous 65 million games played weekly – and the company is currently readying this year’s edition of the franchise.

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3 Comments

  1. Andrew C.

    Why? Why do other football games have to suffer of this idiotic decision? These licences should be free to use by all game companies. God, I hate EA!!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. ZarraN

    Why do you blame EA for this?

    You should write a letter to FIFA who is actually the bad guy here. I don’t get it to how they have succeed to get the licenses for each club in the world. In this case you should blame FIFA – LEAGUES – CLUBS – FANS for accepting / selling the license.

    In this case EA just buys the license which makes it possible for them to keep making licensed football games. By buying the license for years to come it makes it possible for them to put down a huge investment in developers and resources.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. marialinda

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    #3 2 months ago

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