EA nab FIFA license until 2022 – FIFA 23 on its way (eventually!)

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fifa-14-2.jpgGames publishing and development superhouse Electronic Arts has extended its license with FIFA until 31 December 2022, giving the company the most lucrative football license in all of gaming for the best part of a decade.

Enough time to get FIFA 23 onto a PlayStation 5 console and Xbox 1440, it’s an extension of a licensce that EA have held since 1993, putting out FIFA branded titles on every major console since first launching with FIFA International Soccer in the 16-Bit era, landing on every machine of the time from the Super Nintendo to the Amiga 500.

Battling in recent years against the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise from Konami, the FIFA games have reclaimed their crown as the most popular football titles in the world, regularly taking the Christmas gaming number one spot upon their annual winter releases.

This year will see the launch of FIFA 14, bringing with it a raft of new improvements for the series, including improved shooting mechanics with the Pure Shot engine and more realistic ball physics.

For more on FIFA 14, click here.

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Gerald Lynch