EA Sports has introduced a brand new licensing extension with UEFA, a brand new franchise gross sales milestone for the FIFA collection, a launch date for FIFA 21 on Stadia, and the enlargement of FIFA Online. Additionally, the corporate introduced that it has a whopping six new FIFA video games in growth for mobile units.
The New Deal
Starting with the brand new deal, EA and UEFA have agreed to a multiyear extension that may proceed to present EA the rights to the Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup. The deal will even have an effect on the FIFA Global Series esports league, EA mentioned.
Financial phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed, nor have been any specifics across the timeframe of the deal.
The deal comes at an enormous second for the FIFA franchise, as FIFA 21 was the best-selling game within the UK throughout 2020, EA mentioned. Additionally, FIFA 21 has extra gamers than FIFA 20–the earlier record-holder–did at this level in its lifecycle. Additionally, EA revealed that the whole FIFA franchise has now shifted 325 million items offered.
In regards to the opposite information, EA introduced that FIFA 21 will launch for Google Stadia on March 17. The service stays up and operating regardless of Google lately shutting down its inner game builders. FIFA 21 will be a part of Madden NFL 21 on Stadia, having launched there on the finish of January.
What’s extra, EA introduced that the free-to-play FIFA Online 4 for PC will launch in Russia, Poland, and Turkey in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later. EA mentioned this opens up the franchise to “tens of hundreds of thousands” of potential gamers.
Six More Mobile Games
Finally, EA revealed that it has six new FIFA mobile video games within the works for mobile units. None of the video games have been introduced, however EA mentioned they are going to be “various mobile soccer experiences” that embody genuine simulation titles and arcade-style video games.
EA remarked that mobile is the “hottest gaming platform on the planet,” and that is why it’s pushing so exhausting to convey extra video games to mobile units. Indeed, a current NPD examine confirmed that mobile gaming is much extra in style than console/PC within the US.
EA may have extra information and updates to share in a while Tuesday, February 2, because the mega-publisher is ready to announce earnings and reply questions on its enterprise as a part of its newest earnings report. Keep checking again with GameSpot for extra.
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