With the divorce between FIFA and Electronic Arts, a big question arises: who will develop future FIFA games? Take-Two seems to be one of the best options, but the editor is stuck on the sidelines.
It’s been official since last week. This year, Electronic Arts will release a FIFA 23, described as “the most ambitious FIFA of all time” Then, in 2023, the football simulation developed by the American firm will adopt the name of EA Sports FC. A historic separation will not mark the end of games stamped by FIFA. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association has already opened a dialogue with “p” blisters, studios, and investors” o relaunch the license from 2024. For many, it is Take-Two Interactive that is approached.
Un FIFA 2K24 par Take-Two et 2K Games?
With its 2K Sports label, Take-Two is a true specialist in sports games. We owe him the NBA 2K, WWE 2K, PGA Tour 2K, or even the oldest (and missing) Top Spin, MLB 2K, and NHL 2K. Therefore, it is quite natural that the publisher’s name is regularly cited for taking up the torch of FIFA games. The question fell last night during the presentation of its latest financial results. And for now, here’s Take-Two’s response on the matter:
We are interested in expanding our opportunities in sports, and FIFA is a big brand with incredible influence, but we have no ongoing discussions. – Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive.
Nothing is officially underway, but we suspect that the CEO would not say anything about it if discussions on a possible agreement took place behind closed doors. The fact is that apart from Take-Two, few publishers have the scope and the financial means to work on a license whose exploitation rights cost so much (several hundred million dollars per year). In any case, the ambitions for the future of FIFA games are great if we trust the words of Gianni Infantino, boss of the Federation: “I can assure you that the only authentic and real game that bears the name of FIFA will be the best available for football players and fans,” he said.