Game news After the announcement of the arrival of this controversial technology in EA Sports games, the players react!
Published on 05/06/2023 at 10:55
FIFA, it’s over! At least at EA Sports, where the contract with the international football federation has not been renewed. FIFA has already granted its official license to other productions during the World Cup, and intends to bring other games to market. For its part, EA is preparing to launch EA Sports FC, the outlines of which will soon be discovered.
FIFA returns to the locker room, place at EA Sports FC
After tough negotiations, EA and FIFA have decided to take different paths after more than twenty years of collaboration. A blow for the image of the license, very identified by the players who make the title the best-selling cultural product in France almost every year. EA hasn’t lost everything, however, only the right to use the “FIFA” name and to integrate official events such as the World Cup.
The editor still has its engine, the different features and modes developed over the years, and has already signed a package of partnerships to have a large number of official teams and players in EA Sports FC. It will of course be necessary to communicate effectively to make it clear to the players or their families that it is just a new name, but that it is indeed, in essence, what would have been called FIFA 24 if the contract had been renewed. At any rate, we are already promised a high quality game, ultimately little affected by the name change. Obviously, we will wait to see what the title offers rather than relying on promises.
NFTs are coming to EA Sports, players react
In contrast, EA currently has to to deal with the discontent of the players who, before even having seen any gameplay video of the next opus, recently learned that EA Sports titles could contain NFTs designed by Nike via its “.Swoosh” brand. The conditional is customary here, because the press release issued by EA does not specify the identity of the game or games concerned. By default, this partnership should therefore result in the integration of NFT Nike in EA Sports FC, Madden NFL, NHL, or even F1. While many publishers have already largely eased off these blockchain-related digital objects and some analysts estimate that 95% of NFTs have already lost all value, Electronic Arts continues to believe in this by partnering with the famous brand. at the comma and specifying that they will have a “use”.
At EA SPORTS, we’re all focused on leading the next evolution of sports fans, and this new collaboration with our longtime partners at Nike sits directly at the intersection of innovation, sport and culture. . By working with .SWOOSH, we will put creativity and self-expression front and center for fans as they connect, compete and share their love of the sport,” added Andrea Hopelain, SVP of Brand for EA SPORTS & Racing.
THE reactions obviously didn’t wait, sharing GIFs, emojis and memes to express their displeasure, their disgust, or by gently mocking or being more incisive. “The NFT bubble burst a year ago, didn’t they get the memo?” can we read alongside many “Noooooooooo” and others “If you still buy EA Sports games after that, I don’t know what to tell you”. Surprisingly enough, and while we’re talking about EA Sports, many players are worried that these NFTs will also be coming to the next The Sims game, which is currently in development.
yuck. If The Sims starts following this hot trend, it’s over.
Anyway, EA will have a lot to do to convince players to invest in these NFTs, who are still very reluctant to the idea. It remains to be seen how these will be integrated, and whether Ultimate Team modes will be affected. We therefore meet soon to find out what exactly it is all about.
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