To in all probability no one’s shock, FIFA 22 has been a success, with 9.1 million gamers becoming a member of the sport since its launch on October 1. 

This information comes from an EA press release, as reported by IGN, that additionally mentions the corporate is wanting into altering the identify of the long-running soccer sequence. EA says the FIFA identify is separate from its different football-related licenses. 

“As we look ahead, we’re also exploring the idea of renaming our global EA Sports football games,” the press launch reads. “This means we’re reviewing our naming rights agreement with FIFA, which is separate from all our official partnerships and licenses across the football world.” 

After all, nothing may come of it, however it’s attention-grabbing nonetheless that EA is contemplating altering the identify of one in all its best-selling franchises. Nevertheless, followers of the FIFA video games are prone to observe the franchise, no matter its identify may turn out to be. 

EA’s different partnerships and licenses within the soccer world for its FIFA video games embrace UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, CONMEBOL Libertadores, Premier League, Bundesliga, and LaLiga Santander, and extra. 

“Through years of building our global franchise, we know that authenticity is essential to the experience,” EA writes within the press launch. “That’s why we focus so much energy on the collective strength of over 300 individual licenses partners that give us access to 17,000+ athletes across 700+ teams, in 100 stadiums, and over 30 leagues around the world.” 

Whereas EA didn’t contact on gross sales numbers particularly in right this moment’s information, it did point out some stats that point out FIFA 22 is on observe to be as profitable as mainly each different FIFA recreation launched in years prior. Extra particularly, since its launch, FIFA 22 has seen “9.1 million players join the game, 7.6 million Ultimate Team squads created, and 460 million matches played.” 

For extra about FIFA 22, try our ideas on the sport in Game Informer’s FIFA 22 review.

Did you choose up FIFA 22? What do you concentrate on EA altering the FIFA model identify? Tell us within the feedback under!

[Source: IGN]


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