Soccer federation splits with EA Sports over money, promises a rival game that will ‘remain the best’
It's a pity Konami is no longer making games. Imagine Fifa license with PES mechanics.
PES is not what is used to be, the game play is atrocious nowadays. I miss it!
I was referring to the Ps1 and PS2 days
It's always been the best gameplay and still is after the last update
"Imagine Fifa license with PES mechanics." No i can't imagine that ever happen. Even FIFA doesn't think the licence fee is profitable for them, Konami would not be able to pay that licence up front.
Sony or MS could and make efootball exclusive ?
Well, its still hard to tell what exactly the Fifa license was bringing to the table for the games directly because players, teams and stadiums were negotiated with either the teams directly or FifPro (completely separate entity than FIFA).
The most I can see it might be a problem, though I would imagine they would have mentioned it by now if it were the case, its National Teams. But since they havent said anything about it, I guess that is licensed through each countrie’s football federation
So PES would probably be the exact same game even if they has the FIFA license haha
FIFA just owns the FIFA name, FIFA world cup, and the fifa club world (or something like that?). They don't own anything else, players, stadiums, etc. licenses can be gotten outside of FIFA.
As of now they are only losing the name on the box and world cup content every 4 years. Seems like a pretty good deal to save a billion dollars 😂
One can dream
FIFA doesnt have license to the teams, only to world cup and club world cup.
Not to mention Fifa as an organization, is one corrupt entity. I wouldnt want Konami getting tangled up with Fifa.
Those statements from FIFA wow they are delusional just slapping a brand name Ina box doesn't make it the best game but that's what they believe
“I can assure you that the only authentic, real game that has the FIFA name will be the best one available for gamers and football fans.
“The constant is the FIFA name and it will remain forever and remain the best.”
Holy shit, imagine being that full of yourself. Tell me, FIFA. Where are you going to find a dev that can make a better, more authentic football game than EA? The only other company capable of making football games is Konami, and they haven't made a good one in ages. You screwed yourself with your greed and ego.
FIFA and UEFA are one corrupt organization.
You know, the company that destroyed EA in every sports category? The company responsible for publishers to start buying exclusive rights to sports games, so that they don't get destroyed by them? I miss my nfk2k, mlb 2k, nhl 2k
2K doesn't make football games though, only a football management game on mobile. They'd have to start from scratch. There's no guarantee they could make a good, competitive game.
2K Sports, the place you turn to if you want slot machines in your video games.
What’s up with the obtuse coke references?
I bet FIFA wanted a cut of the gambling money from FUT mode but EA wanted to carry on with a flat fee for the license regardless of how much they made from the game.
I dont doubt that another developer could potentially make a better football game than EA, but I doubt they'd be shameless enough to have a pay to win mode like FUT. Activision maybe, if they set up a studio for it. But otherwise FIFA isnt going to get any more for their license than they were getting from EA. Wont be surprised if they become best buddies again in a year or two.
Definitely. This is about EA retaining all of their gambling profits.
Lol at least we still have Mario strikers
No one will make a better FIFA game than EA. Their tech and knowhow for those games is beyond any other studio now. It will take years of development for a newcomer.
FIFA is subsidizing the 150 million per year loss with all the bribes they been getting from billionaire club owners trying to sports wash their reputations and blood money.
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Both as greedy as each other fifa/Ea 🤷🏻♂️🤣
Fifa is corrupt asf and honestly this deal and their hot headed comments about what makes the game great really only proves there’s something wrong with its management. Kick rocks FIFA and good luck finding a decent dev
EA's FIFA games sucked hard for years. Anyone who thinks this divorce is a bad thing is smoking crack.
I do wonder who FIFA are going to partner up with for their new game... the only real option is surely Konami.
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