With all of the big names in the gaming world, EA Sports and FIFA have risen to video game stardom since their launch in 1993. The FIFA franchise went on to establish itself as a giant in the gaming world, but it looks like that could change in the near future.
In a recent press release, EA stated that they are looking into the idea of changing the name of the EA Sports football games. The release continued by stating that the company is reviewing the naming rights agreement with the official Fédération Internationale de Football Association. That means FIFA may not be called FIFA anymore.
This would be independent to EA’s other deals, which includes over 300 individual licensed partners, over 17,000 athletes in over 700 teams and 30 leagues worldwide in 100 stadiums. Konami recently underwent a similar process by which they changed their Pro Evolution Soccer titles to eFootball PES.
What do you think? Should EA Sports scrap the FIFA name?