FIFA isn't thrilled with EA's dominance of soccer games | Engadget

While EA's existing clout might help a non-licensed game sell, there's little doubt a generic game would lose players hoping to control Mbapp or Messi in real clubs. FIFA reportedly wants more than double its current cut from EA (more than $1 billion over four years) while also limiting EA's rights to keep it to video games. EA's current licensing deal expires after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and New York Times sources claim talks have stalled between the two sides. Do you lament EA's dominance of soccer (aka football) games due to its licensing advantages? Accordingly, FIFA is talking to developers, investors and other groups to "widen" its gaming and eSports options.The organization added this would help "maximize all future opportunities." It also reiterated its commitment to running eSports tournaments under its FIFAe brand.The statement comes at a crucial moment for both EA and FIFA. It might, however, be more aware of what's at stake if deal negotiations fall apart.Please enter a valid email address
Do you lament EA's dominance of soccer (aka football) games due to its licensing advantages? So does FIFA, apparently. Eurogamernotes that FIFA has issued a statement insisting that soccer gaming and… [+1555 chars]