While Take-Two is expected to take up the torch of the FIFA license, the CEO of the company to calm all the enthusiasm during his last speech.
FIFA and EA, it’s over and between the two the rag is burning. WhileElectronic Arts announced the name change of its football franchise, FIFA for its part intends to come and walk on its toes by launching new FIFA games as soon as possible. And if we listen to the sounds of the corridor, it would be Take-Two 2K who would be expected to take over.
FIFA and Take-Two are not for now
It must be said that sports games stamped 2K are popular, whether in the ring or a basketball court. It was enough for the canvas to ignite dreaming of a FIFA 2K23, except CEO Strauss Zelnick quickly tempered all the rumors.
According to him, even if the FIFA license could be a juicy business, there is absolutely nothing planned as he had also affirmed with our colleagues from IGN.
We are certainly interested in expanding our opportunities in sports, and FIFA has a great brand and incredible influence, but we currently have no plans to discuss this.
Same story with the publication of the company’s latest financial statement, where Zelnick says that while the FIFA license is good for the company, there is absolutely nothing in the works for the moment.
Well, we noticed that the FIFA license is up for grabs, but we tend to be very thoughtful about our stuff. While we’d love to expand our sporting business, we don’t have much else to say at this time.
It is therefore not tomorrow the day before that we will see FIFA again on the front of the stage, even if its president shouts from all the rooftops that his license will return from FIFA 23 and that it is “THE BEST LICENSE OF THE UNIVERSE AND WILL REMAIN SO FOREVER”.
We must not forget that the development of a game takes time and that here, we will have to start everything from scratch. And even if a FIFA 23 manages to see the light of day despite everything, 2K will certainly not be involved since the company does not appear to be on the case immediately. Whether it will be in the future remains to be seen.