Electronic Arts has made the decision to remove all soccer games with the FIFA name from digital stores. Several titles, including FIFA 23 and earlier versions, are no longer available for purchase on platforms such as PC (Steam, Epic, or the Microsoft Store), Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo.
When searching for these games in digital stores, options to purchase in-game currency or download commentary packs in certain languages are the only ones found. However, it is still possible to play FIFA 22 and FIFA 23 through an EA Play subscription, but they can no longer be acquired.
The removal of FIFA 23 took place on September 22nd, coinciding with the early release of EA Sports’ new game, FC 24. On the other hand, FIFA 22 was withdrawn from digital stores last May.
This decision by Electronic Arts comes after the company announced in May 2022 that it would not renew the FIFA license, ending a 20-year partnership. It was revealed in October 2021 that FIFA wanted to increase the license fee to over one billion dollars for four years of using its name, which led to the decision not to renew it.
Despite these changes, EA Sports’ new soccer game, FC 24, introduces new features and improvements compared to previous installments. Although it carries some issues from the FIFA series, it also introduces mixed-gender football in Ultimate Team.
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