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EA has unveiled the logo for its new soccer simulation series, EA Sports FC, following its split from FIFA last year. The company promised to provide more information about its upcoming soccer game in July and has already begun advertising it to familiarize customers with its new brand. This article will discuss the EA Sports FC release date and other updates.
EA and FIFA: a conflict that separated them
The conflict between EA and FIFA first arose in 2021 when FIFA wanted EA to pay it $1 billion every four years to license the name of the soccer organization and the World Cup event, and EA refused.
Additionally, EA claimed that FIFA placed creative restrictions on simulation games. Since the split, EA has hinted that it could introduce additional game modes beyond 11v11, start more brand partnerships like its confirmed deal with Nike, and hold live events like actual game streams.
EA Sports FC will feature several other leagues around the world, including the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Women’s Champions League, La Liga Santander, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, CONMEBOL Libertadores, Barclays Women’s Super League, NWSL and many more.
EA Sports FC Release Date
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There have been numerous rumors and leaks about EA’s next game, with an official announcement expected sometime next month. DonkTrading, a Twitter user, posted an update on the EA Sports FC release date. He has claimed that EA Sports FC will launch months ahead of schedule, possibly coinciding with the start of the new soccer season. This window of time may seem huge, but it would move EA FC’s release from the more logical end of September to mid to late August.
Possible EA Sports FC release dates
We had previously estimated that EA Sports FC would launch around September 29, 2023, according to the traditional schedule for FIFA games. Apart from a short delay during the pandemic, FIFA always launched on the last Friday of September.
This new information, however, could bring the launch of EA Sports FC forward by almost a month.
The new season of the Premier League will begin on Saturday, August 12; this date is a strong indication of when EA might release its next game.
The Bundesliga, Germany’s top league, kicks off on August 18, and EA Sports La Liga, Spain’s top division, kicks off on the same day as the Premier League.
With this in mind, we speculate that EA Sports FC could launch on:
On August 18 and 25, 2023.
These are just guesswork for now, but given the early release rumors, these dates stand out as the most likely.
On which platforms can I get EA Sports FC?
PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC seem like safe bets for the launch of EA Sports FC, and we’re guessing PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch owners will be able to get in on the action, too.
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However, it should be noted that FIFA games on Switch don’t typically receive the exact gameplay updates like those on more powerful consoles. How far EA Sports FC takes the Switch ‘Legacy Edition’ route remains to be seen.
Let’s see what EA Sports partners are talking about the new EA Sports FC game.
“Through our longstanding partnership with EA SPORTS, we are able to bring fans around the world closer to the Premier League and we recognize the importance of the next generation in growing the future of football,” said Chief Executive Richard Masters. We look forward to developing the ePremier League, opening new soccer grounds to benefit UK communities, and providing exciting in-game experiences for fans through EA SPORTS FC.
La Liga President Javier Tebas commented that their collaboration with EA SPORTS FC was an excellent example of their commitment to driving innovation in football. “We will continue to strive to find new and innovative ways for fans to authentically participate in La Liga matches, and we see EA SPORTS FC as a center for positive growth in football.”
Bundesliga international marketing director Peer Naubert commented: “Fans around the world can discover and make lifelong connections with clubs and players through video games,” stressing the importance of the best leagues in football use the best platforms to interact with this group of fans. We’re thrilled to be able to do this with EA SPORTS FC thanks to our continued partnership with EA SPORTS, and we hope our fans are as excited about the future of soccer as we are.
An improvement for the fans is an improvement for the sport as a whole, affirmed Juan Emilio Roa, Commercial and Marketing Director of CONMEBOL. “By partnering with EA SPORTS FC, we are giving fans the best way to experience CONMEBOL soccer off the pitch and the opportunity to become part of a club that prides itself on welcoming everyone and constantly pushing the boundaries of the game. game that everyone loves to play.”
Barclays Women’s Super League
The Football Association’s commercial director, Navin Singh, recently stated: “For football to move forward, the elevation and equality of women’s football must be a focus.” “EA SPORTS FC will bring fans a new level of immersion in a women’s soccer video game, showcasing the growing popularity and importance of the sport. Fans have been asking for more ways to interact with Barclays WSL, and EA SPORTS FC delivers.
“The NWSL’s partnership with EA SPORTS through 2022 was not only a big deal for women’s soccer, but also a long-term plan and investment,” NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman said. “The next chapter of The World’s Game depends on recognizing the incredible talent and impact that leagues like the NWSL bring to every type of soccer fan, and EA SPORTS FC will do that and more.”
Since Electronic Arts and FIFA severed ties due to disagreements over license fees, EA Sports FC has become the company’s new intellectual property (IP). As a result of FIFA’s decision to create its soccer games with a different publisher, the industry is bracing for more competition.
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