EA has predictably and understandably extended its licensing deal with FIFA until 2022.
The deal remains unchanged from previous deals, allowing EA to continue developing and publishing annual FIFA games as well as World Cup and football management games.
And now for some quotes!
EA Sports head Andrew Wilson said in a statement: “EA Sports released the first FIFA-branded soccer game in 1993, and 20 years later our partnership with FIFA continues to be very strong.
“Our franchise has become the benchmark for quality and innovation in the sports video game genre, and we look forward to many more years of connecting with consumers around the world with our games carrying the prestigious FIFA name.”
FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke commented: “Our relationship with EA Sports is of high importance to FIFA. The FIFA video games are a key experiential component in our work to communicate the FIFA brand and its values all over the world.”
Last month EA revealed FIFA 14, you can read our preview here.