Where is FIFA 24?: The Anticipated Release Against EA FC
22. October 2023 by Valentin Pasetti
The world of soccer video games was taken by storm when the FIFA and EA partnership came to an end. Many are wondering: “When is FIFA 24 coming out? Who is behind its development?” Here’s the latest scoop on the matter.
The End of An Era: EA and FIFA
Late 2021 saw a seismic shift in sports video gaming. The much-loved FIFA series underwent a name change, as the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) chose not to renew its long-standing contract with Electronic Arts (EA). This meant that after an almost three-decade-long relationship, there wouldn’t be a FIFA 24 title in the usual sense. While EA charted its course away from FIFA with the launch of EA SPORTS FC 24, everyone wondered, “What’s next for FIFA?”
Will There Be a FIFA 24?
At the time of writing, the FIFA organization has not made any official announcements concerning its next soccer video game.
However, a leak from April 2023 suggests that FIFA started the development of its game, targeting a release date towards the end of 2024, presumably named “FIFA 25”. Yet, without any official confirmation, all we can do is speculate.
It seems logical that the FIFA body would require substantial time for this project. After all, starting from scratch to rival EA’s behemoth won’t be a walk in the park.
Looking at 2025, we might witness a showdown of four major contenders in the soccer gaming arena: EA FC from Electronic Arts, eFootball by Konami, UFL (a forthcoming free-to-play game boasting Cristiano Ronaldo’s licensing), and the enigmatic FIFA 25 about which much remains unknown.
FIFA’s Game Plan
A year after the contract’s conclusion with EA, FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino, made a bold statement regarding their game’s future. He proclaimed the upcoming FIFA series, be it FIFA 25, 26, 27, or beyond, will “set a new benchmark in soccer video gaming.”
“Our forthcoming FIFA video games will be the go-to electronic sport for every boy and girl,” he stated, promising further updates shortly. But so far, substantial news remains sparse. As of now, it’s even unclear which gaming studio will be at the helm of this mysterious FIFA 24 project, though there’s speculation surrounding 2K.
What’s Coming in EA Sports FC24 Esports
As fans around the world eagerly anticipate the next installment in the FIFA gaming series, only time will reveal how the soccer gaming landscape will evolve post the FIFA-EA partnership. Meanwhile, competition seems rife, with multiple players set to enter the arena. Whether FIFA can strike a goal without EA remains to be seen. Game enthusiasts should stay tuned for more updates.