FIFA fans, you might want to grab the tissues and put the controller down, because there won’t be FIFA video games anymore
Soccer’s global governing body and EA Sports are ending a partnership that created FIFA, which is one of the most popular video games of all time.
The game has generated more than $20 billion in sales over the past two decades.
But the cost of the licence was one reason why the decision was made to ditch the partnership.
150 million FIFA video game players will now have to get used to a new name
EA will continue to make football video games, but from next year, they will come under a new banner, so get use to the name EA Sports FC.
FIFA plansto release its own rival games, saying: “The Fifa name is the only global, original title.”
In a long statement on its website, Fifa says it will launch new football video games developed with a range of third-party studios and publishers.
As well as launching new games during 2022 and 2023, Fifa says it is working with leading game publishers, media companies and investors to develop of a major new Fifa simulation game title in 2024.
“I can assure you that the only authentic, real game that has the Fifa name will be the best one available for gamers and football fans.”Gianni Infantino, the President of Fifa says in the statement
“The constant is the Fifa name and it will remain forever and remain the best.”
EA say they will continue to offer real-world experiences, having signed up thousands of athletes, 700 teams, 100 stadiums and over 30 leagues for future games.
They include the Premier League and UEFA.
EA Sports FC will hit the shelves in late 2023.
Apple delays return to the office as COVID rates spike
Apple has delayed its staff from returning to HQ on a full-time basis
Apple has delayed its workers from returning to the office full time.
Employees who are in the current working in the office two-day-per-week as part of a trial programme will have the option to once again work fully remote if they feel uncomfortable coming into the office.
According to news outlet The Verge, a memo released by Apple’s COVID-19 response team says that its updates are based on current infection rates and hospitalisations.
Apple is also requesting employees who do decide to return to the office to wear masks when in common areas like meeting rooms, hallways, and elevators.
New findings revealed about shocking China plane crash
New shocking information has been revealed about the China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed in March
The incident that killed 132 people was intentionally flown into the mountainside according to reports.
U.S. officials examined the plane’s black box, uncovering that people within the cockpit deliberately caused the Boeing 737 to veer out of control.
The plane was flying on-route at a normal altitude and speed before it nosedived into a mountain.
Initially experts speculated that the crash was caused by faults in the plane design, which is what caused two other fatal plane crashes in 2018 and 2019, but no officials have indicated any mechanical issues.
The pilot and co-pilot were allegedly in good health with no known motive for crashing the plane.
Chinese authorities say that no emergency code was sent from the plane, meaning it is unlikely that an intruder entered the cockpit.
Snapchat co-creator and supermodel pay student loans for graduating class
Student loans still get the better of most of us, a pesky debt that hurts the hip pocket
But one graduating class got the ultimate graduation gift
Otis College of Art and Design in Downtown LA got their student loans paid by off by Snapchat co-creator Evan Spiegel and his wife and supermodel Miranda Kerr.
The president of the art college announced the gift as the single largest donation in the history of Otis College.
The previous largest gift to the school was for $10 million and the screams from the students show how much it means to them.
The president says student debt weights heavily on talented graduates and the couple’s donation will be life-changing for the Class of 2022.
Spiegel created the popular instant messaging app with two former Stanford University classmates.
The snapchat co-creator took summer classes at Otis during high school and wanted to give back to the arts college.
Spiegel and wife Miranda were given honorary degrees at the college.
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