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Publicly, EA says its parting ways with FIFA

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    August 6, 2023 7:25 PM PDT

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    What does EA and FIFA's split mean for fans of football games?


    The Week in Games is a weekly column where Vikki Blake pulls apart the biggest stories in gaming each week. This week, she discusses EA new 20fan-first future of interactive football21 as it parts ways with FIFA.

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    Im talking, of course, about Electronic Arts16 excruciatingly public break up with football global governing body, FIFA, after 25 plus years together.

    Publicly, EA says its parting ways with FIFA in order to enable it to 20deliver the world’s biggest interactive sports experience for its growing community in collaboration with 300 plus partners across the world of football21. Privately, I suspect a prohibitively expensive licensing deal and the (alleged buy FUT 23 coins, lol) indelible stink of corruption that followed the football organisation for years may have propelled EA into action.