EA extended its cooperation with FIFPRO

EA Sports, the publisher of the “FIFA” series of football games, recently announced that it will extend its contract with the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPRO). Neither EA Sports nor FIFPRO revealed how long the contract will be extended, but both parties indicated that this will be a long-term investment. At present, professional players from about 60 countries around the world are FIFPRO members, and EA can use the appearance of real-world players in the “FIFA” series of games because of the support of FIFPRO. In addition to the appearance of the players, EA Sports can continue to use the names of major leagues such as the Champions League and La Liga in the game.

“FIFA 12 UK pack shot with Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere” by EA SPORTS FIFA is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

David Jackson, vice president of EA Sports, said:

“Our players regularly remind us that one of the most important aspects of an EA Sports experience is the deep immersion created through authentic use of the world’s greatest leagues, teams and talent — it’s how we continue to uniquely blur the lines between the digital and physical worlds of football.”

On the other hand, EA had hinted earlier that it might repackage the next games in the FIFA series. Currently, EA said it is “exploring the idea of renaming our global EA Sports football games.” There is also news that EA has recently applied for the EA Sports FC trademark to the relevant intellectual property departments of the United Kingdom and the European Union. This is also more likely to be related to the “FIFA” series of games.