In an exclusive article from Video Games Chronicle reported by Andy Robertson and Tom Henderson we learnt that Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson has given employees a frank appraisal of why he believes the company could be better off ending its 30-year relationship with FIFA.
This comes after the news of last year where it was reported that EA and FIFA were at loggerheads over licencing agreements. This in turn resulted in EA publicly announcing that they were considering ending their three-decade run with FIFA.
In a New York Times report around the same time, it was stated that negotiations between EA and FIFA had hit a brick wall. It is claimed that EA had a desire for more rights and FIFA essentially wanted to double the payment to $2.5 billion over the next ten years.
This could mean that if the situation isn’t resolved fairly quickly, then FIFA 23 could be the last title to use the brand. Could this be the end of FIFA as we know it?
To read Andrew Wilson’s discussions and comments in full regarding the future of the franchise, I recommend checking out the original article from VGC HERE.