The world of virtual football was dealt a blow after the breakup between EA and FIFA, who had been editing together the best-selling sports video game in the world for over 20 years. But everything comes to an end, especially when there are two companies eager for power and money.
For that reason, in 2023 and 2024 we have not had a classic FIFA. The EA Sports FC 24 is what has arrived on consoles this year and many players have not been satisfied with the result.
Now, one year after the breakup, there are rumors pointing to a possible new relationship between the American sports gaming giant 2K and the international soccer federation, also known as FIFA.
An unexpected partnership, but it makes sense
2K Games and FIFA could partner to develop a new soccer game that uses the licenses of the global soccer association, at least according to a hint provided by insider Kurakasis.
Recently, they have hit the mark with the new games Sonic Generations and Metro VR, in addition to discovering the official name of the next Indiana Jones game by MachineGames, so their credibility is quite high at the moment.
2K Games is known for publishing sports game series such as NBA 2K and WWE 2K, but it has been out of the soccer game field for years, mainly dominated by EA Sports and Konami with their franchises FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer respectively.
However, with the clumsy transformation of PES into eFootball and the fact that EA has not renewed its licensing agreement with the global football association to continue using the FIFA brand, there may be an opportunity for 2K to try to return to this discipline.
A possible partnership between 2K and FIFA has been on everyone’s mind since EA and their long-term partner broke up, although we hadn’t heard anything concrete about it, apart from FIFA stating that they would continue investing in games with their official brand.