Portal Video Games Chronicle drew attention to the fact that the publisher and developer Electronic Arts has applied for registration of the EA Sports FC trademark, which may become the new name for the games of the FIFA series.
Recall that on October 7, EA Sports Group CEO Cam Weber announced that the company is considering renaming its football franchise.
As it turned out, even before the announcement – on October 1 and 4, Electronic Arts applied for registration of EA Sports FC in UK Intellectual Property Office and European Union Intellectual Property Office respectively.
According to Weber, in the event of a breakdown in relations with FIFA, Electronic Arts will retain the rights to football licenses (leagues, players, stadiums) obtained as a result of agreements with its other partners.
FIFA 22 debuted on October 1 this year on PC (Steam, Origin), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, as well as Google Stadia. At the start, the football simulator attracted over 9 million users, who played 460 million matches.