EA renews FIFA licence for another nine years

EA Sports has decided to extend the licensing agreement with FIFA until December 31, 2022.

As part of the extended deal, EA retains the rights to publish a variety of titles under the FIFA brand, including those for international events like the World Cup.

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The FIFA brand will remain at home with EA until 2022.

The announcement follows some astronomical sales figures for the last fiscal year, with 14.5 million copies of FIFA 13 sold up until March 31 this year.

“Our franchise has become the benchmark for quality and innovation in the sports videogame genre,” commented EA Sports head Andrew Wilson. “We look forward to many more years of connecting with consumers around the world with our games carrying the prestigious FIFA name.”

EA recently announced FIFA 14 would be released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 4. The publisher teased that news regarding “additional formats” would be revealed in the coming months.

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