Gianni Infantino, the head of football’s governing body FIFA, says that it will have news “very soon” on a rival to EA Sports FC, following EA Sports’ decision to drop the iconic license. The recently re-elected president – who is presiding over controversial tournament changes, like the expansion of the World Cup – suggested there’ll be a new FIFA game for the 2025 season and beyond.
According to The Times scribe Martyn Ziegler, Infantino promised it will deliver the “best e-game for any girl or boy” – whatever the hell that means!
We doubt EA Sports will be too concerned, to be honest. Despite deciding not to renew the FIFA license, it will still retain access to player likenesses, official league brandings, and much more. In fact, the publisher has suggested in the past that FIFA was stifling its creativity, and so moving forward it should have a little more freedom under its new brand name.