Electronic Arts has reached a new deal with FIFPro to offer “unparalleled realism” in its football games going forward amid its rights negotiations with FIFA that could see EA Sports drop the FIFA name from future games.
EA extended its deal with FIFPro–a group that represents football players and manages their rights around the world–on Tuesday as part of a “long-term commitment.”
FIFPro is one of the 300+ licensed partners that works with EA on its football series. In extending its deal with FIFPro, EA gets access to “thousands of player names and likenesses.” This is in addition to its many separate rights agreements with various licensing companies that give EA rights for the UEFA Champions League, Conmebol Libertadores, Premier League, Bundesliga, and LaLiga Santander.
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