FIFA may be called EA Sports FC from next year •

Last week Electronic Arts announced that FIFA may be getting a name change starting next year, and meanwhile there are also strong suspicions about a possible new name. However, the company recently applied for the brand name ‘EA Sports FC’ in Europe and the UK.

Applications to the European Union and UK Intellectual Property Offices are dated 1 October. In both cases it concerns ‘computer gaming software’. So, unless EA is still working on a completely new sports game, it’s probably nothing more than a new brand name for FIFA.

However, there is another possibility. Analysts suspect that it is possible that EA is simply trying to pressure the International Football Association to pay less for the brand name in the future. After all, many football fans now associate the name FIFA with the game rather than with the organization.

So there is a possibility that FIFA 22 will be the last game with that name. If you’re curious about our thoughts on the game, you can read our FIFA 22 review here.

Last week you could also read that competitor eFootball currently has the lowest Steam user rating ever.

Shaun Dennis

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