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EA announces FIFA global expansion multi platform (6 mobile 'experiences', F2P Fifa Online 4 PC, also Stadia)

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Source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210202005629/en/

Electronic Arts to Grow Its Global Football Player Base with Six In-Development Mobile Experiences and FIFA Online 4 Market Expansion

EA is expanding football video game access through multiple in-development mobile offerings, and by broadening the PC free-to-download FIFA Online 4 title’s reach to potentially 80 million players in more than 15 new countries. Additionally, the franchise will launch on Stadia for the first time when EA SPORTS FIFA 21 is available March 17 for Stadia.

EA SPORTS FIFA 21 was the best-selling game in the United Kingdom in 2020, it is continually one of the most popular games worldwide, and the EA SPORTS FIFA franchise has now sold more than 325 million units over its lifetime. Additionally, there are more players playing EA SPORTS FIFA 21 than the eventual record-breaking EA SPORTS FIFA 20 at this point in their respective product cycles.

The new license extension gives the EA SPORTS FIFA ecosystem exclusive rights to UEFA Champions League, as well as the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup. The free-to-download FIFA Online 4 experience on PC, widely played in Asia, will be available for the first time in Russia, Poland, Turkey, and more, bringing the game to potentially tens of millions of passionate football fans.

Mobile remains the most popular gaming platform in the world and EA SPORTS has six football experiences in the works ranging from authentic simulation to unique arcade formats offering new ways to play for everyone. More details on these diverse mobile football experiences will be announced at a later date.
 
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Stadia, lol. Did Google shut down all their internal studios and give the money to EA instead to bring FIFA to the platform?! Can't see any other reason for them to board a sinking ship.


There only supporting 3rd party now


Also, I have no idea why FIFA is not f2p with mtx at this point, it makes billions from mtx alone
 
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Did anyone else see Messis contract is going to be 600 million! Thats not 6 or 60, its 600 MILLION. I could see why EA would want to tap that market in everyway.
 

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Did anyone else see Messis contract is going to be 600 million! Thats not 6 or 60, its 600 MILLION. I could see why EA would want to tap that market in everyway.

Messi has a deal with Konami though for PES
 

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Did anyone else see Messis contract is going to be 600 million! Thats not 6 or 60, its 600 MILLION. I could see why EA would want to tap that market in everyway.
Hes the only reason why barcelona are still relevant.