In light of all these warring factions, EA dropping the FIFA licence to found its own EA SPORTS FC is incredibly interesting.
In the EA SPORTS FC announcement, EA flexed its “300+ licence partners”, more than hinting that this new game would still have the same realistic glitz as current FIFA games.
The announcement of EA SPORTS FC has shown yet again that the fiercest competition in football isn’t the Premier League title race, but the licensing battle between UEFA, FIFA and the top leagues around Europe. Maybe it’s just because my team is having an awful season, but it really feels like football is melting.
To make matters even more complicated, FIFA and UEFA don’t see eye-to-eye on a lot of things either.