Wed, May 08, 2013 | 09:16 BST
EA Sports extends FIFA license deal until 2022
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.