The days of FIFA video games might be coming to an end.
The partnership between FIFA, which is football’s governing body, and Electronic Arts (EA), the video game makers, is at risk.
Experts believe that EA and FIFA have not been able to come to an agreement during two years of talks.
The talks between the two organisations involve renewing a contract that allows EA Sports to use the FIFA name.
It means that when the current 10-year agreement finishes after next year’s World Cup in Qatar, FIFA video games might not have the name FIFA in the title at all.
The partnership between EA Sports and FIFA began nearly 30 years ago. FIFA video games have grown since then to become the most dominant and popular football game available.
Last year’s edition, FIFA 21, sold 325 million versions worldwide, outselling its closest competitor Pro Evolution Soccer by nearly three times.