In 2024, Electronic Arts (EA) is set to release its annual soccer video game under a new title, marking a significant departure from the nearly three-decade-long association with the FIFA branding. This year’s installment will bear the name “EA Sports FC 24,” a decision that was publicly revealed in mid-2022 when EA Sports announced its decision to sever ties with the international governing body of football.
EA is preparing to unveil a comprehensive gameplay trailer for EA Sports FC 24, following an initial teaser release. In the teaser, actor Daniel Kaluuya delivered a compelling pitch for the game, stating, “After three decades of captivating fans and placing you on the field, it’s time to bring you even closer,” while refraining from divulging specific details about new gameplay features or enhancements.
As EA distances itself from the FIFA branding, it’s worth noting that the international football governing body, FIFA, has chosen to continue licensing its name. In April, FIFA introduced a mobile game titled “AI League,” signaling its intention to remain active in the gaming sector. FIFA’s response to the termination of its partnership with EA has been characterized by resolute determination. FIFA President Gianni Infantino emphasized, “I want to assure you that the only authentic and genuine game bearing the FIFA name will be the preeminent choice for gamers and football enthusiasts alike.”
This significant shift in the landscape of soccer video games marks a new era for EA Sports and opens doors for innovations and developments in their game offerings. EA Sports FC 24 represents a departure from the familiar FIFA franchise, and fans and gamers are eagerly anticipating the unveiling of new gameplay features as EA Sports prepares to redefine the soccer gaming experience. Meanwhile, FIFA remains committed to delivering a quality gaming experience under its brand, maintaining its position as a formidable presence in the world of digital football.