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Electronic Arts is dropping FIFA branding after 30 years for EA Sports FC

EA will bid adieu to the brand after FIFA 2023 releases this fall. Electronic Arts announced today it is stepping away from FIFA, and come 2023, its football games will move forward under the new EA Sports FC brand. According to EA, the move will allow it to “deliver the world’s biggest interactive sports experience” for the growing community in collaboration with over 300 partners across the world of football. EA Sports FC will provide EA with a platform to “innovate, create, and grow new experiences,” the company said. Plus, it will bring more areas of the sport to life,…

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FIFA 22 cross-play test coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Online Seasons and Online Friendlies will be the modes tested. Electronic Arts has announced that “in the near future,” it will be testing FIFA 22 cross-play functionality in Online Seasons and Online Friendlies. The testing will occur on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia. PC was not mentioned in the announcement. Online Seasons and Online Friendlies are the only modes being tested, EA said, because, with only the two modes, it will reduce the chance of introducing new issues into…

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F1 2022 announced for July release on consoles and PC with VR support

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Hit the wheel and double the stakes, throttle wide open like a bat outta hell. EA and Codemasters have announced F1 2022 alongside a July 1 release date. With the racer you can expect a new season, redesigned cars, overhauled rules, and the new Miami International Autodrome. The game features an authentic lineup of all 20 drivers and 10 teams, and you can enjoy new immersive or cinematic race sequences. You will be able to create a team using the…

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Blast enters FIFA 22 esports with production of 2021/22 ePremier League, as BT & EA launch Hope United kit to stand against online hate

Esports tournament organiser Blast has announced plans to enter FIFA esports and will produce the 2021/22 instalment of the ePremier League (ePL). All 20 clubs will be represented in the tournament, with fans competing for the chance to win silverware for their favourite clubs and take home a share of the £100,000 prize pool. For the latest instalment of the ePL, Blast has co-created a new online format and live event experience for players and fans. Continue reading Blast enters FIFA 22 esports with production of 2021/22 ePremier League, as BT & EA launch Hope United kit to stand against…

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FIFA issues statement taking shots at EA’s dominance of football games

FIFA has issued a statement saying football games “must involve more than one party controlling and exploiting all rights”. The on-going fracture between EA and FIFA seems to have widened over the weekend, as the football body issued a statement seemingly directly targeted at EA, noting that it believes football gaming and esports “must involve more than one party controlling and exploiting all rights”. It’s been a pretty electric week in the world of football games – after EA suggested that the FIFA series may drop its now-classic branding, the publisher has trademarked EA Sports FC – hinting at what…

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FIFA reportedly wants double the old licence fee from EA

Last week, EA said they were considering renaming FIFA, their long-running football series. The issue is that their licensing deal with football’s world governing body is up for renewal. Now a report by the New York Times says that the issue is that FIFA want double what they were getting before for EA to continue using the name. Read more

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FIFA 23 may end up being called EA Sports FC, per new EA trademarks

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Electronic Arts has trademarked EA Sports FC – potentially giving us an early look at what the FIFA 22 follow-up could be called. It looks like EA Sports may be reconsidering the FIFA branding for its incredibly popular football franchise. After noting that the series may drop its now-classic branding, the publisher has trademarked EA Sports FC – hinting at what the future of the series may look like. Polygon picked up the trademark filing on both the United Kingdom…

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The first major patch for FIFA 22 has been released and it’s a big one

You might want to grab a cup before reading over the patch notes. EA Sports has released a rather large patch for FIFA 22, so big in fact, we’re just going to go over some of the highlights with you. With Title Update 1, you will find some changes have been made to FIFA Ultimate Team such as an update to Division Rivals Progress, the walkout animation is now slightly later when opening or previewing a Pack with a walkout Player Item, Tifos can now be seen in the Stadium while a match is paused, and more. There were also…

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Top 7 games releasing in October – FIFA 22, Far Cry 6, Metroid Dread, and more

We highlight the biggest games coming to consoles and PC in October 2021. October 2021 looks set to be one of the best months of the year to date in terms of new video game releases. We’re into the big holiday buying season, so some of the biggest publishers are releasing their tentpole games. Check out the video above to get a good look at our seven highlights for October, and also a rundown of the best of the rest, which is actually a pretty good list too. This is just October, so of course more games are coming. You…

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FIFA 22 soundtrack is the largest ever, with over 120 songs included

EA has announced the FIFA 22 soundtrack, which includes the likes of Glass Animals, Polo & Pan, Bakar, CHVRCHES, and more. EA Sports has revealed the FIFA 22 soundtrack, boasting that this year’s game features the largest ever collection of music in the series, with an unprecedented 122 songs representing 27 nations. “This year’s main Soundtrack offers 52 new tracks – a genre-spanning collection of bold and uplifting rhythms from artists like Glass Animals, Polo & Pan, Bakar, CHVRCHES, and more,” says a press release from EA. “FIFA 22 will also showcase music from some of the world’s hottest newcomers…

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Checking out F1 2021 online with the Logitech G29 Racing Wheel

By Dorrani Williams 16 July 2021 16:17 GMT I’m still no Lewis Hamilton, but I’m having fun. As I’ve been saying for a while now, I’ve got a new love for Formula 1 racing and have been really enjoying my time playing F1 2021 – so much so that I’ve gone out and purchased a racing wheel to give me a more authentic experience.Now make no mistake, I’m driving the cars in automatic with the majority of assists turned on but already it’s miles better than using a controller (I was playing on PS5, and the DualSense is no slouch).Watch…

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Next-Gen Sports Games On PC Always Suck, This Is Nothing New

This year, fans of EA Sports titles like FIFA and Madden who play on PC—and there are more of us than you think!—are upset that those games will be ports of the last-gen versions, and not of the fancier editions appearing on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Eurogamer published a story earlier today collecting some of this disappointment and frustration, from game forums to Reddit, following the reminder this week that the PC versions of Madden 22 and FIFA 22 will once again be based on the PS4 and Xbox One versions.FIFA fans were particularly upset, because EA Sports…

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Only the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22 will come with a next-gen upgrade

By Dom Peppiatt 12 July 2021 17:09 GMT If you buy the Standard Edition of FIFA 22 on PS4 or Xbox One, you will not be able to upgrade to the next-gen versions for free – that privilege is locked behind the more expensive version.Unlike last year’s FIFA 21, where you could upgrade your game for free if you purchased it on the last generation of hardware, only FIFA 22’s Ultimate Edition ($99.99 / £89.99) will come with Dual Entitlement, making it more expensive for players that plan to upgrade their hardware in the coming year to get started with…