Index hide2 EA Sports looks set to have more competition in the market after FIFA 22 sold over nine million copies worldwide in the first days of its release.
FIFA 23 would be preparing the return of an old game mode that fans had been waiting for.
EA Sports looks set to have more competition in the market after FIFA 22 sold over nine million copies worldwide in the first days of its release.
Konami and UFL say they are ready to join a market that is currently dominated by EA.
According to some rumours, FIFA 23, the latest in the EA Sports saga, will be announced this week, but there are those who claim that an “old” game mode will return to the franchise.
For sure, there are still a few months to go before the community gamer Receive, for the last time, a FIFA title, since, as confirmed some time ago, FIFA 23 will be the last in the EA Sports saga, thus ending a three-decade relationship.
FIFA 22, thanks to the errors that the Japanese company Konami presented with the debut of eFootball, was the undisputed winner in the market, selling in the first two days after its release the number of nine million copies worldwide.
To this achievement, we must add the fact that, according to data from the distributor Steam, Konami’s title has been the worst ranked soccer video game in historya reason that led several users of what was previously Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) to move to the competition.
World Cup game mode could return to FIFA 23
However, Let’s remember that this year is also a World Cup year, which is why fans of the North American company’s video game will have the opportunity to enjoy the international tournament with an update which will surely arrive next November, the month in which the 2022 Qatar World Cup will begin.
However, according to some reports, for this new -and last- title of the FIFA saga, EA Sports has prepared a surprise for its users and/or fans.
According to what has been reported, an “old” game mode will return for FIFA 23. This is the “World Cup mode”, with which players can simulate or create their own international tournament with all the qualified teamsnew kits or equipment and even new stadiums.
On the other hand, the company had also created a plugin on its “Ultimate Team” platform with which users can create their own squads based on the qualified teams and play with other people to win the World Cup.
The “World Cup mode” was implemented in FIFA 14, for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, being one of the most liked by the community and, in fact, one of the most requested; However, for the World Cups in Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018, the video game was only responsible for launching the corresponding update that contained the international tournament.
A more competitive market
Of course, none of this has been confirmed yet, but it is a rumor that has already begun to spread. What is known is that this year everything indicates that EA will have great competition in the market, since, from the outset, eFootball promises to return with new acquisitions (new licenses) in order to win back its fans.
Also, a new video game could arrive in the fall of this 2022 under the title of UFL, which, according to what has been reported, will be free of charge and it has an old FIFA ambassador: Cristiano Ronaldo.
EA Sports seems to want to close its last title with the name of FIFA well to make way for a new era with the launch, in 2023, of EA Sports FC.
At the moment no further details are known about it, but it is clear that his relationship with the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has ended and not on very good terms. Will EA be able to top FIFA 22’s numbers? Now, the deck of possibilities does not play much in his favor with all the competition that there will be and the licenses that he has already lost.