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EA Boss Sheds More Light On EA FIFA Split

Electronic Arts' have shed some more light on their decision to part ways with FIFA, bringing an end to the long-running EA FIFA series.

READ: FIFA Hit Back At EA & Will Continue Making FIFA Games

The gaming giants made the announcement on Tuesday, where they officially revealed that they would be rebranding their football game to EA SPORTS FC.

FIFA swiftly responded with a statement of their own, highlighting the fact that after FIFA 23 is done, they will be working with other publishers to create a new FIFA game.

EA have now gone into some more detail regarding the split, with Eurogamer quoting EA boss Andrew Wilson as saying, "It was really about how can we do more for the players, more for the fans, how can we offer them more modalities to play.

"How can we bring more partners into the game, how can we expand beyond the bounds of the traditional game."

There were also comments from vice president of EA Sports, David Jackson, who told BBC, "The world of football and the world of entertainment are changing, and they clash within our product. In the future our players will demand of us the ability to be more expansive in that offering," Jackson stated.

"At the moment, we engage in play as a primary form of interactive experience. Soon, watching and creating content are going to be equally as important for fans.

"Under the licensing conventions that we had agreed with FIFA 10 years ago, there were some restrictions that weren't going to allow us to be able to build those experiences for players."

Despite all of the talk at present, there were a lot of reports indicating that FIFA's financial demands played a big role in the change.

Read: OFFICIAL: EA End Relationship With FIFA, Reveal New Name

According to the New York Times, in a report last year, FIFA had wanted "more than double" the money they got from EA to renew the licence.

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