FIFA 23 is celebrating its record-breaking debut in its first week. In a press release, EA Sports revealed that since its launch in September, FIFA 23 has seen more than 10.3 million players log into the game, signaling the biggest launch period in its history. history of franchising. The EA does not specify the week-long period it is looking for. FIFA 23 launched in early access on September 27, for EA Play/EA Play Pro subscribers and those who pre-ordered FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition. The former can help inflate the numbers, as EA Play members don’t need to purchase the game. FIFA 23 released on September 30 on all major platforms, including PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X.
“The response from our fans has been nothing short of amazing and we are delighted that our community is playing with their favorite players and teams on the web. FIFA 23 in record numbers,” Nick Wlodyka, SVP, GM, EA Sports FC, said in a statement. “With both the Men’s and Women’s World Cups and exciting updates to our women’s club football content in the game yet to launch, we are just getting started. providing players with the most authentic and immersive experience.”
The record-breaking launch could come out as a delightful goodbye to EAWho will change name its franchise to EA Sports FC. The decision was made after an argument between FIFA federation and publisher Electronic art, who can’t settle for new license terms, which typically last 10 years. According to EA, the licensing and branding of ‘FIFA’ is receiving too expensivewith the football body asking for more than double the amount for the next semester – charge 1 billion dollars every four years (approximately Rs. 8,230 crore).
One Report VGC revealed EA CEO Andrew Wilson’s response to the requests, saying he was willing to remove the ‘FIFA’ branding from its titles, calling it an “obstacle”. He claimed that the regulator had prevented developers from expanding its game modes beyond traditional 11v11 matches. He also suggests that the only value a publisher has ever received from a FIFA license, in a year without the World Cup, is “four letters on the box.”
The running contract ends next summer, after which the game is rebranded as EA Sports FC, retaining the same experiences. With over 300 licensing partners on board, the game will retain the rights to the same clubs, leagues, athletes, leagues and game modes. “Our unique licensing portfolio of over 19,000 players, 700+ teams, 100+ stadiums and 30 leagues that we’ve continued to invest in over the decades will remain, unique in EA. Sports FC,” read blog post.
In a wild collaboration with Apple TV last month, FIFA 23 bring Ted Lasso to into the game, along with his fictional team AFC Richmond. This year’s FIFA also comes with two Women’s tournaments, cross-play support, and the promise of a well-timed World Cup mode.