On the FIFA issue, the CEO of Take-Two spoke about Top Eleven, a company-developed football management video game intended for the mobile audience, adding: “This is a huge step forward for us… we have never dealt with this sport before. Now. Wah, I guess I’ll stop there for today.” A smokey answer that fits perfectly with the current situation in which EA Sports and FIFA find themselves.
On the occasion of the financial results conference organized by the major American video game company, Take-Two, the question that sees the possible end of the cooperation between EA Sports and FIFA to develop the video game series of the same name has resurfaced. . For more details, CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked at the event what he thought of the issue and whether the company was interested in acquiring a FIFA license. In this case, development will go to 2K Sports, a division of Take-Two dedicated to sports video games. At the moment, the only football title released by the company is Top Eleven, a management software developed by Nordeus and available on mobile devices. For the rest, the Take-Two name is associated above all with basketball, with the NBA 2K video game series.
On the FIFA issue, as reported by VGC, Zelnick focused on the work Nordeus has done for Top Eleven, adding: “This is a huge step forward for us… We haven’t covered this sport before. Wah, I think I’ll stop there. For today, a smoky answer, which fits with the current situation in which EA Sports and FIFA find themselves.
After the launch of FIFA 22, the company released a statement indicating its desire to change the name of the series. Documents leaked the following week in the UK showing the name EA Sports FC. Later, it was the turn of FIFA who announced, again through a press release, that it is in contact with new development teams and professionals in the sector to build a long-term future. According to a report by the New York Times, the dispute between EA Sports and FIFA is due to the amount requested by the federation for the FIFA naming rights, amounting to 2.5 billion dollars for the next ten years. Given that the agreement between the two parties is expected to fall in 2022, this explains the current need for EA Sports to withdraw from FIFA.
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In terms of sports rights, Electronic Arts (EA, the parent company of EA Sports) and Take-Two often argue about sports rights: last year 2K Sports released the 2K21 PGA Tour, while EA’s previous monopoly lasted for twenty-five years. All this opens us up to a new unknown about the future of FIFA video games, in which, ironically, FIFA 22 achieves excellent goals. Not only is it among the highest-paid titles of EA’s semester, but it continues to host full updates to ensure realism and midfield immersion.
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