EA have announced record-breaking numbers for FIFA 22 in their latest press release, where they also revealed that they could be renaming the FIFA franchise moving forward.
FIFA name could be dropped from the popular football series FIFA, the publisher EA have revealed in their latest press release. EA say that they are exploring the idea of renaming their FIFA series moving forward, which means they are reviewing their naming rights agreement with the International Football Federation (FIFA).
This will certainly come as a major surprise for the fans of the mega-popular series. We're still not sure what exactly is the reason behind such a plan, or whether EA are really seriously considering changing the name of FIFA.
"As we look ahead, we’re also exploring the idea of renaming our global EA SPORTS football games. This means we’re reviewing our naming rights agreement with FIFA, which is separate from all our other official partnerships and licenses across the football world."
Some earlier rumours suggested that the FIFA franchise could go fully free-to-play very soon , so it's possible that this could be one of the reasons why EA are considering the name change.
Additionally, EA announced that FIFA 22 has seen record-breaking numbers since the launch earlier this month. According to the publisher, more than 9.1 million players have played FIFA 22, 7.6 million Ultimate Team squads have been created and players played over 460 million matches. An astonishing stats for a game that launched only a week ago, but that's one of the world's biggest franchises for you.
You can check out EA's full press release on their official website.