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News video games 13 February 2023, 12:09

500M Pounds for Premier League Deal; EA Doesn't Spare on License Money

EA Sports is saying goodbye to FIFA, but not to the Premier League. The company is reportedly close to finalizing a deal with the FA Premier League worth nearly 500 million pounds.

After the announcement, that FIFA 23 will be the last game produced in collaboration by EA Sports and the FIFA organization, soccer fans may have begun to wonder who will get the licenses for the individual leagues. Admittedly, the developer assured, that EA Sports FC - the title intended to replace FIFA - will not lack licensed league competitions, teams, stadiums, etc., but until now it was not known how exactly this would be resolved (e.g. legally).

However, it looks like the fans can rest easy - or at least a large part of them. For, as reported by, Electronic Arts is reportedly close to finalizing a deal with the FA Premier League worth nearly 500 million pounds (488 million to be exact). Under its terms, for the next six years EA Spots FC is to feature 20 teams currently playing - i.e. in a given season - in the Premier League.

If the aforementioned deal goes through, EA will reportedly pay for the license to the English Premier League - which is the most-watched soccer league in the world, and considered by many to be the best - roughly double the amount paid under the current contract.

In addition, not much is known about EA Sports FC at the moment. More information about the game is expected to be revealed in July 2023.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. His adventure with gaming began at the age of four – with the Famicom clone. Currently, he prefers PC and challenging RPGs, but doesn't shy away from consoles or other genres. He has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure five years later – although he has known the website ever since he had access to the Internet – to combine his love of writing and games. He mainly deals with news and editorials. When he's not playing or writing, he's happiest reading, watching TV shows (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and walking his dog. He loves Stephen King's works almost unconditionally. He has not abandoned plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.


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