FIFA and EA fallout is a well-documented and well-recorded incident on the internet. Multiple news of both parties threatening or implying to sever their partnership always crept up online, up until earlier this year when EA Sports confirmed FIFA and them going their separate ways.
While EA announced that this incident will not affect the experience fans have enjoyed over the years, the football association announced them making their series of games to compete with their previous partners. With EA enjoying the success of FIFA 23 this year, the football association officially announced their first few games. Unfortunately, they are not what fans expected.
To coincide with the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, four titles carrying the official branding will launch. All four titles are based on Web 3.0, using blockchain tech.
As per the press release, the association details these games.
“Gaming and esports are some of the fastest-growing opportunities for FIFA as it continues to expand into new digital spaces, platforms and games that are already welcoming football fans onto them.”
“The new gaming integrations, all of which are designed with web 3.0 and the future of digital engagement in mind, are playable around the tournament and each has a unique twist on the globe’s biggest football tournament.”
The four games are as follows:
- AI League: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Edition by Altered State Machine is a four-on-four casual football game.
- FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in the Upland Metaverse is a collaboration with Uplandme. Upland is a blockchain-based metaverse.
- FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Phygtl is a collaboration with the fan engagement mobile application Phygtl.
- Matchday Challenge: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Edition. Matchday is a casual social prediction game based on football cards.
Hopefully, we will get to see some actual simulation-based football titles from the association instead of web3 games.