Comments by FIFA’s president implied that there’ll be no FIFA 24 and a new rumour claims this is precisely the case.
2023 marks the first year that EA will launch one of its FIFA games without the FIFA name and brand. As a reminder, the long running partnership came to an end with FIFA 23, with EA set to rebrand its series as EA Sports FC.
The FIFA organisation, however, has made a big show about how it’ll make its own series of video games that’ll totally be better than EA Sports FC. Although it’s still yet to announce a new development partner.
Recent comments by FIFA president Gianni Infantino seemed to imply that the first non-EA FIFA game won’t be launching this year, and a new rumour claims that that’s precisely the case.
Presumably titled FIFA 25, it’s apparently aiming for a winter 2024 launch (which technically means December, which would be much later than EA usually launches a new game), with the rumour adding that it’ll be ‘one of the biggest projects in gaming history.’
If this is the case, then development must’ve already begun and FIFA is simply holding off from announcing which studio it has partnered with.
The rumour comes courtesy of Twitter account FUTZone, which has regularly shared FIFA related leaks in the past and is considered a reliable source of info.
For instance, they accurately shared launch dates for FIFA 23 and its beta ahead of the official EA announcement.
Their ‘biggest project’ statement certainly sounds exciting at a surface level, but there are no other details and the information doesn’t set any real expectations.
It could be typical bluster by Infantino, who has doggedly assured fans that the series will forever remain ‘the best.’
‘The new FIFA game – the FIFA 25, 26, 27 and so on – will always be the best egame for any girl or boy,’ he said earlier this month.
It has previously been rumoured that 2K has snapped up the FIFA licence, but FUTZone admits it doesn’t know if this is the case and personally believes it to be unlikely. Take-Two has certainly not teased any upcoming announcements.
Elsewhere, FUTZone claims to have seen a trailer for an upcoming EA Sports FC mobile game, listing off a number of features, like new stadium renderings, weather effects, and a new user interface.
They also say that ‘the biggest EA Sports FC news’ will be announced in early July, most likely referring to a reveal trailer.
While it’s important that FIFA take its time with FIFA 25, so as not to rush out a half baked product, the fact that it may not have it ready till 2024 means EA is running unopposed this year, with no other competition in the football sim space.
Email [email protected], leave a comment below, follow us on Twitter, and sign-up to our newsletter.
MORE : FIFA 23 Team Of The Season start date and schedule leaked by insider
MORE : FIFA 23 women’s team update is getting bashed by the actual players
MORE : 2K Sports planning Lego football and other sports games claims rumour
Follow Metro Gaming on Twitter and email us at [email protected]
To submit Inbox letters and Reader’s Features more easily, without the need to send an email, just use our Submit Stuff page here.
For more stories like this, check our Gaming page.
Sign up to all the exclusive gaming content, latest releases before they’re seen on the site.