FIFA wants $1 billion every four years from EA in order to keep the video game name.
The disagreement between FIFA and Electronic Arts (EA) about whether the popular football video game franchise can maintain “FIFA” in its name is still ongoing, according to a recent report, and it appears to be over money.
According to the New York Times, FIFA is demanding more than double of EA’s previous payment. That means FIFA wants more than $1 billion for every four eyes in order for EA’s video game series to keep the word “FIFA” in its name.
Every four years, FIFA wants $1 billion from EA.
According to The New York Times, FIFA’s fight with EA over the name of the popular football video game franchise is over money.
“FIFA is demanding more than double what it presently earns from EA Sports, according to sources familiar with the talks, a sum that would bring its payout from the series to more than $1 billion for each four-year World Cup cycle,” according to the report.
According to a separate report by IGN, FIFA also intends to limit EA’s revenue of the video game series.
EA wants to be able to “explore other initiatives within its FIFA video game ecosystem, including highlights of actual games, arena video game competitions, and digital items like NFTs,” according to the New York Times story.
EA is considering changing the name of the FIFA series.
This financial issue is now being blamed for EA publicly announcing on October 7 that it was going to rename its “FIFA” video game franchise.
FIFA’s name isn’t required, according to the video game firm, to create a successful football game franchise. This is due to the fact that EA Sports “has separate licensing relationships with over 300 other entities beyond FIFA that allow the business access to over 17,000 athletes on 700+ teams in 100 stadiums and covering 30 leagues across the world,” according to a GameSpot article. ‘FIFA 22’: Will Lionel Messi’s Departure Affect Ultimate Team, Closed Beta Details, Screenshots, and MORE! Brinkwire News: ‘FIFA 22′: Will Lionel Messi’s Departure Affect Ultimate Team, Closed Beta Details, Screenshots, and MORE! Trademarks filed by EA Prior to Making a Public Statement Days after EA made the public announcement about the “FIFA” series’ prospective name change. The firm was said to have filed two trademarks for “EA Sports FC.” It is now claimed that if FIFA and EA fail to reach an agreement, the football video game franchise would be taken over. News from Brinkwire in a nutshell.