EA SPORTS FC is casting its shadow ahead. The football simulation will replace FIFA. Developer EA has already published a new logo and initial information. You can find out which leagues there will be and when the game can be expected here.
FIFA 24, EA SPORTS FC 24, EA SPORTS 24 – there are many name variants for the new part of the football simulation on the internet. Officially, the name of the game that will be the successor to FIFA 23 is: EA SPORTS FC 24.
It is an abbreviation for EA SPORTS Football Club, which is still the addition “The World’s Game” gets and with “FC 24” is abbreviated. This time without FIFA, but with a new logo and still Ultimate Team as well as many leagues and associations in the bag. EA started brand communication early on so that everyone knew not to look for FIFA 24 in the store.
A Logo With a Symbolic Character – Game Modes Are Retained
A new brand always carries the risk that the customer might abandon it because they cannot find it or associate it with the product they are used to. After all: EA has the video game series “FIFA”. Published for 30 years.
This is an opportunity and a risk at the same time. For 30 years, customers only had to look for FIFA on the shelf or online and they would get the well-known football game. Now the cooperation with FIFA and Electronic Arts (EA) no longer exists and after 30 years it might be a good idea to cut off the old braids. Try new things, but with a plan and EA seems to have that.
The series’ popular game modes will all remain: “Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Clubs and VOLTA Football will all be there,” announced Cam Weber, Vice President of EA SPORTS & Racing on.
On the other hand, there is a new visual representation, for example through the logo. This is modeled on the triangle that players have seen for years, for example above the heads of the virtual kickers. While it doesn’t necessarily add to the readability of the name, it does create familiarity and a story.
EA SPORTS FC – These Leagues Are Included
EA not only published the logo for the new part, but at the same time also listed all previously confirmed leagues again. As kicker eSport reported in advance, the licenses for leagues and competitions were an important point that the developers bagged even before the separation was discussed.
The company secured the major leagues for several years. With the DFL, Premier League or La Liga were very early three of the most important football leagues on board. UEFA also continues to be part of EA SPORTS FC’s licensing offer.
Here is an overview of all leagues confirmed so far:
- UEFA Champions League
- UEFA Women’s Champions League
- UEFA Europa League
- UEFA Europa Conference League
- Premier League
- MLS – Major League Soccer
- AFA – Asociación del Fútbol Argentino
- Scottish Professional Football League
- La Liga Santander
- Ligue 1
- Series A
- Liga Portugal
- RSL – Saudi Professional League
- K League
- Conmebol Libertadores
- Conmebol Sudamericana
- Barclays Women’s Super League
- DF1 – Division 1 Féminine
- NWSL – National Women’s Soccer League
- Google Pixel Women’s Bundesliga
- League F
When Is EA SPORTS FC Coming?
The fact is: EA SPORTS was in no hurry. According to Gianni Infantion’s statements, competition from FIFA seems to be waiting for at least another year. Konami will continue to work on eFooball, but EA hasn’t felt any pressure to finish it as quickly as possible. In order to make the process as familiar and smooth as possible, the developer in 2023 relies on tried and tested methods:
EA FC 24: Who Will Be on the Cover?
The “cover star” always causes big discussions of the game. Although EA is discontinuing the physical distribution of games, the man on the pack is more than that: he acted as an ambassador and figurehead, including video sequences of Kylian Mbappé in recent years. This is now over: In 2023, Erling Haaland will be on the cover. Not a bad choice: After all, last season he promptly broke the Premier League’s goal record. with 36 goals in 35 games
Ultimate Edition Cover Revealed
Haaland is also part of the unveiled cover of the Ultimate Edition of EA SPORTS FC. The former Borussia player literally plays a central role here, as he represents the center of the squad of active players and icons. However, there is no sign of Mbappé.
EA SPORTS FC – Which Stadiums Will Be Coming?
Due to the club partnerships with Borussia Dortmund (Signal Iduna Park), Real Madrid (Estadio Santiago Bernabéu), Liverpool FC (Anfield), Atlético Madrid (Wanda Metropolitano), and Juventus Turin (Allianz Stadium), it is obvious that these stadiums are also included in EA SPORTS FC.
In addition, it can be assumed that most arenas of clubs from the partner leagues that benefit from the “hyperrealistic matchday experience” from FIFA 23 are represented. Which other venues will follow could be announced in July.
Ultimate Team & Which ICONs Are in Sight
With the Ultimate Team mode (UT), EA was able to create a real cash cow in the FIFA parts. Conveniently, the mode belongs to EA so the publisher can continue to use the game concept in EA SPORTS FC.
That should make UT fans happy. The first teaser trailer also showed some ICONS, which could also be available in the new part of the football simulation. So you could see David Beckham, Roberto Carlos and Emilio Butragueno.
New features for Ultimate Team
With “Evolutions” A new feature appears in EA SPORTS FC 24 that can improve maps throughout the season – based on virtual performance and in the form of tasks. With the fresh “PlayStyles” function, more individuality should be created in the depiction of the players. Their special abilities should be tailored to the digital body in more detail.
Career Mode: “Tactical Visions”, Coaches & Agents
The career mode in EA SPORTS FC 24 also has some new features: Every manager can give his club a “Tactical Vision” at the beginning of the assignment. Seven philosophies around counter-pressing and “Park The Bus” are available. The new coaches, who will be divided into four departments – and are responsible, among other things, for the development of the squad, will provide support in the implementation.
The Game preparation is also expanded in the new title: “Pre-Match Reports”, “Match Ready Training” and temporary PlayStyles can be used. Anyone who would rather pursue a career as a virtual professional than as a manager can benefit from the new agents. The consultants are supposed to use milestones and tasks to help you make the final leap to your dream club – and your dream salary.