FIFA 23 has had a record-breaking start in its first week, according to EA Sports. This is the third year of the game, which was once again available to eligible players from EA Play and FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition. However, the latter may help inflate the numbers, indicating that those who subscribe to the game must pay attention to the period. FIFA 23 has been released on all three major platforms, including PC, PS4, PS4, and Xbox One. S/X
We''re thankful that our community is playing with their favourite players and teams across FIFA 23 in record numbers, according to Nick Wlodyka, SVP, GM, and EA Sports FC. With both the Men''s and Women''s World Cups, and exciting updates to our women''s club football content in-game still to come, we''re just starting off developing an authentic and immersive experience.
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The record-breaking launch may come as a surprise to EA, which will rename its franchise to EA Sports FC. The decision comes after a dispute between the FIFA federation and the publisher Electronic Arts, which was unable to agree on new licensing terms, which usually lasts 10 years. As per EA, the FIFA''s branding and licensing were becoming too expensive, with the footballing corporation requiring $1 billion every four years (about Rs. 8,230 crore).
According to a VGC report, EA CEO Andrew Wilson was willing to drop the FIFA''s branding from its titles, posing a challenge. He also stated that the publisher had the only benefit it had ever received from the FIFA license, in a non-World Cup year.
The running contract expires next summer, and the game is rebranded to EA Sports FC, retaining the same experiences. Our unique licensing portfolio of more than 19,000+ players, 700+ teams, 100+ stadiums, and 30 leagues that we''ve continued to invest in for decades will still exist, according to the blog post.
Ted Lasso joined the game in a wild collaboration with Apple TV last month, alongside his fictional team AFC Richmond. This year''s FIFA also comes packaged with two Women''s leagues, support for cross-play, and promises a World Cup mode in time.
FIFA 23 is now available across all major platforms, including PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X.