Is FIFA 23 the last FIFA release?

The release date of FIFA 23 was September 30, 2022, and it is midway through its yearly cycle. The... Maria | 14. February 2023

The release date of FIFA 23 was September 30, 2022, and it is midway through its yearly cycle. The latest version of the game includes numerous improvements and changes to the various game types and related content. However, the community is still plagued by a question.

EA Sports typically releases a new FIFA game with seasonal improvements and new content each fall. However, there may be a deviation from this plan in 2023. In addition, the fact that FIFA 23 will be the final installment in the series has also raised questions about the franchise’s future.

The franchise will not end this year but will undergo a significant makeover. According to the latest information, the franchise is already transforming.

Change in the FIFA 23 franchise

FIFA 23 has undergone a significant rebranding, and EA Sports FC will continue the history of the venerable series.

Popular video game franchises frequently undergo rebranding, but these changes sometimes have unintended consequences. For example, the FIFA series has enjoyed enormous success over the past 20 years. It has become the benchmark for soccer game enthusiasts.

FIFA 23 became one of the most popular games in the brand after selling more than 10 million copies in its first week. But things might get complicated in the fall of 2023.

Due to a negotiating breakdown between EA Sports and FIFA, which led to the loss of the FIFA license, the franchise will now be known as EA Sports FC. This is why FIFA 23 will be the last title in the FIFA series.

So far, it is unknown what direction EA Sports will take with the rebranding. According to some rumors, EA Sports FC could switch to a partially free-to-play business model, making the Ultimate Team mode available to all players. On the other hand, other speculations claim that the name change won’t significantly impact the overall player experience and that the pricing structure won’t alter.

Rebranding by EA Sports

EA Sports has officially announced the renaming and voiced their optimism that it will enable them to reach their full potential.

“EA SPORTS FC will allow us to realize this future and much more… But not before we deliver our most expansive game ever with our current naming rights partner, FIFA, for one more year.”

To provide continuity for the franchise beyond FIFA 23, they have already begun acquiring multiple league and club licenses. The company has extended its agreement with the English Premier League for another six years. They claim the next game will have over 900 licensed clubs and players when it launches.

While EA Sports’ future ambitions look tremendous and intriguing, much work is still ahead. It won’t be easy to replace the FIFA brand, and the success of EA Sports FC will depend on many variables.

Header: EA Sports