EA SPORTS recently filed a new trademark application which may well indicate what upcoming FIFA games will be called in the future.
In a press release issued on October 7, EA SPORTS confirmed that the studio will “study the idea of renaming your football games”Which directly hit the FIFA community like a bombshell.
Since its inception in 1994, FIFA has been one of the most popular gaming franchises in the world, with more than a quarter of a century of history behind it.
The FIFA games derive their title from the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), the international governing body of football, and the move comes as the company “reviews its naming rights agreements with FIFA.”
Naturally, after this announcement, speculation immediately erupted over what the next name of FIFA games might be, and the community came up with all kinds of options.
And recently, a UK trademark application could put players on the right track, as it offers a glimpse of the upcoming FIFA name.
To put it simply, EA has registered a trademark for the name “EA SPORTS FC“, Which would apparently give EA the exclusivity of the franchise name. The same trademark application was filed in the United States and Europe on October 4.
At the time of writing, no other trademark appears to have been filed since that date although an application was made in November 2020 for “FURY SOCCER”. While it didn’t come to fruition, it’s currently impossible to say if that’s a name EA is considering for its upcoming games.
Anyway, if the next FIFA were to be renamed to EA SPORTS FC, players do not have to worry about the content of this next opus since all other EA agreements with the different licenses will remain in effect.