Diego Maradona, one of the biggest footballers in the world, saw his status in FIFA plunged into uncertainty early last year after it was determined that Electronic Arts had signed a license to utilize his moniker and image with the incorrect individual.
In the wake of a court’s decision, it seems that the company has undertaken the proper cautious measures whenever it regards using the footballer in the videogame.
Why Was The Argentine Footballer Removed
The removal of Diego from FIFA 22 was noted by VGC and would be visible to gamers as soon as they start the match. Diego Maradona’s inclusion in FIFA Ultimate Squad Packages, Final Draft, as well as the Football Aid World XI squad has been suspended because of a third-party litigation issue, according to a text by the publisher. In theory, you should be allowed to retain your Diego FUT ticket.
There is presently no timetable on when the developer expects to add the late legend again to the videogame, if ever, according to a notice in the title’s FAQ. In the beginning, EA was advised that it may have struck an agreement with the incorrect individual to exploit Diego’s title and picture. Stefano Ceci, the footballer’s previous supervisor.
No proof could be found that Ceci had the copyrights to Diego’s moniker, and credentials, making it impossible for him to do business under the deceased player’s image. An ongoing argument about who possesses the authority to arrange these arrangements was exacerbated by this. It was disputed by two of the player’s children, but Matias Morla, Diego’s previous attorney, claimed the player left his business interests before to him before he passed away.
There have reportedly been quite a handful of players removed from FIFA 22 because of EA’s inability to handle the demand. After several extremely severe charges were leveled towards him, Benjamin Mendy was thrown out of the videogame, as did Mason Greenwood following his arrest on charges of rape and domestic abuse.
Even said, it’s possible that FIFA may not be known as FIFA at all in the future. EA’s contract with FIFA expires at the end of 2022, and the franchise might be given a new name.