Electronic Arts: FIFA not yet decided as future name partners
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Whether the football video game series FIFA will continue to bear the same name in the future, Publisher and Developer Electronic Arts is not sure. For the Financial Times, the BOSS David Jackson responsible for FIFA branding said that you are not sure if you will continue with FIFA as a namesake in the future. > We are not sure if we will continue with the FIFA as a partner for the name rights. [FIFA] has many, many players [...] We do not see why that should change in the future. Even without the four large letters on the cover, EA does not promise less sales of the series, which was published for the first time in 1993.