FIFA issued a statement attacking EA’s dominance in football matches

The continuing disagreement between EA and FIFA seems to have widened over the weekend, as the football agency issued a statement that appeared to be directed at EA, noting that it believed that football games and e-sports “must involve more than one party controlling and exploiting all rights.” .

In the world of football games, this is a very exciting week-after EA hinted that the FIFA series may abandon its current classic brand, the publisher has registered EA Sports FC as a trademark-hinting that the series may be in the future What will it look like.

This is obviously because FIFA clearly wants to more than double its licensing costs and hopes to charge EA more than $1 billion every four-year World Cup cycle to retain the FIFA brand.

Now, as if in direct response to EA’s publicly abandoning the FIFA name, the football organization responded with an unambiguous statement.

“After conducting a comprehensive and strategic assessment of the gaming and interactive entertainment market, FIFA is optimistic about its long-term future in the gaming and e-sports sector,” The statement says.

“Technology and mobile companies are now actively competing for connections with FIFA, its platforms and global championships. Therefore, FIFA is working with various industry players including developers, investors, and analysts to establish competition for games, The long-term view of the e-sports and interactive entertainment industry.”

This may be bad news for EA: Although PES’s successor, eFootball, seems to have fallen when the botched first hurdle was introduced earlier this year, there are other football game competitors that may pose a viable threat to FIFA— —The recently announced UFL football, for one.

As if directly challenging EA, the statement also stated that FIFA is “excited to use the FIFA World Cup” [and FIFA Women’s World Cup] As a platform to release and integrate exciting new games and e-sports products. “

As a football fan, this is an exciting time-it looks like things will truly shake for the first time in more than a decade.