FIFA 23 is the latest installment in the soccer franchise that has fueled many a rivalry between friends, families, and coworkers. Could this be the last-ever FIFA?
Will FIFA 23 be the last FIFA?
As of right now, it seems like FIFA 23 is going to be the last game in the series. EA Sports has been teasing a new game for some time now, but it doesn’t seem like it’s ready to reveal what that game is. There have been rumors about a new installment in the Battlefield series taking over as the main EA Sports gaming focus, but those haven’t panned out yet either.
There are also talks of a new NBA game and a new Madden title coming out soon, but FIFA seems to be the most likely candidate for retirement. It’s been around since 1993, and while there have been minor updates and add-ons released over the years, this could potentially be the last one.
Some people are concerned that if FIFA does go away, that means all of EA Sports’ classic titles will disappear as well. That might not be true though – NCAA Football 14 is still coming out this year and Madden 15 is set to release next year as well. So there’s definitely still life in these older games yet.
Why is FIFA so popular?
There are numerous reasons why FIFA is so popular. One reason is that it is a very accessible sport. Anyone can play it, regardless of their skill level or experience. Additionally, the competition is fierce and always keeps players on their toes. Lastly, FIFA has a well-known history that makes it interesting to watch and follow.
Does the FIFA formula need to change?
FIFA, the world’s most popular and influential sport governing body, is facing mounting pressure to reform its discredited financial system. Corruption allegations continue to plague the organization, with reports of bribery and financial mismanagement spanning over twenty years. In January, U.S. prosecutors indicted fourteen senior FIFA officials and employees on charges of bribery and racketeering conspiracy. If convicted, these individuals could face up to 20 years in prison.
In response to the corruption scandal, FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced in March that he would step down at the end of this year after serving for 17 years. In an interview with Swiss TV station SRF 2, Blatter said: “I have decided not to run again for president.” His resignation comes as a surprise, as he had previously stated that he would run for re-election in 2018.
Some commentators say that Blatter’s resignation is a sign that FIFA needs to change its formula if it wants to keep hold of its dwindling legitimacy among fans and players alike. The current system allows 209 national football associations (NFA) to vote for the members of FIFA’s ruling executive committee (ExCo), who then appoint five members of the independent ethics committee (EthC). Critics argue that this system gives too much power to countries with large football fan bases – particularly those with strong links to FIFA president Sepp Blatter himself – such as Russia and Qatar. They say that a more proportional voting system would give smaller countries more representation on ExCo
What will happen if they do change it?
If the proposal to change the name of FIFA, the international football association, is accepted by its executive committee on Friday, it could signal the end of an era for the sport.
Supporters of a new name argue that it would be more accurate and reflect global concerns about corruption in FIFA. Critics say that the proposed replacement – “FIFA Football for All” – is too obscure and fails to capture the excitement and global appeal of football.
The decision to change FIFA’s name will ultimately be up to its 209 member associations, who must sign off on any changes before they can go into effect. If passed, Friday’s vote would represent a significant shift in how FIFA operates – from a central governing body to one that is governed by its member associations.
With the World Cup right around the corner, it’s no wonder that the FIFA series is top of mind for gamers everywhere. But with EA Sports announcing that they will be ending production on FIFA 23, does this mean that we might be seeing the last game in the series? It’s impossible to say for certain, but if history has shown us anything, it’s that anything can and probably will happen in the gaming world. For now, all we can do is speculate and wait to see what happens next.