Despite the overwhelming success of EA Sports’ FIFA series, which has dominated the soccer game genre for the past three decades and sold more than 325 million copies as of 2021, EA has decided to rename the game FIFA Online. 4. This decision raises questions about the rift in the relationship between the two sides, and also doubts about the future of the EA FC game series. A lot of information was leaked to reporters at this stage, mainly about the skyrocketing price of the license to use the FIFA name, causing EA to consider going another route.
According to a recent announcement, this name change will take place at the end of September. The decision to end the use of the FIFA brand was officially announced last year, and marked the end of the relationship. 30-year partnership between EA and international football’s governing body.
FC Online replaces FIFA Online 4
Risk or opportunity?
Changing the brand name comes with a lot of risks for EA’s golden egg, but according to EA’s representative, it opens up a whole new door and opportunities for this football game series:’
“Together with more than 300 partners who are tournaments and clubs around the world of the king sport, we are ready to take the global football experience to new heights, on behalf of all football fans around the world. around the world, a new chapter in football is about to begin.”
EA SPORTS FC ONLINE retains copyright of:
UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference LeaguePremier LeagueLA LIGA EA SPORTSBundesligaSerie A TIMLigue 1 UberEatsMLS
We still do not know how “opening new doors” will benefit football fans, but the core of this game series is still retained, and players are completely satisfied. Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their favorite game (FC Online) is still being cared for by the developer.
Where will the FIFA name go?
The fact that EA Sports did not renew the contract means that this FIFA name can completely be given to a new publisher, maybe in the future we will see an even race between the new developer and EA.
New brand image of the FC game series
But, this is not easy, the reason why only EA SPORTS develops football games is that the number of copyrights on players, tournaments, and clubs is very large. Players always look for the most authentic experiences, so the appearance of their clubs and players in the game is very necessary. The amount of royalties that must be spent will be a huge amount that only potential distributors can afford.
The future of football games
With other competitors being somewhat out of breath compared to FC Online, this game series is dominating the football game market. But there will likely be a new competitor willing to “learn” EA’s successful formula and develop on it, creating a completely new experience. Remember, no matter what happens, the name FIFA always carries weight and is extremely important.
What changes will there be to FC Online Vietnam?
From September 22, publishers Garena and EA Sports officially changed the game name to FC Online Vietnam, along with some interesting changes to the football game that has been released in Vietnam for 5 years:
– Change the name and interface with the new colors and patterns of FC Online
New interface changes in FC Online
– VTV duo Ta Bien Cuong and Nguyen Khac Cuong will be the new commentators in FC Online
Commentator duo Nguyen Khac Cuong and Ta Bien Cuong
– 3 new Vietnamese players: Thanh Chung, Van Khang, Van Tung appear in card season 23 Vietnam Best
New Vietnamese players appear in FC Online
– In addition, the publisher also hinted at bringing “new and unique experiences” exclusively to the Vietnamese market in the future.
The above changes do not bring about a revolution or too big a change, but for Vietnamese gamers, what still retains the essence of the FIFA game series is what we care about the most.
Learn more at: https://fconline.garena.vn/