There's a lot of talk that goes on about how EA
's exclusive rights to produce NFL games is a bad thing, yet no one ever talks about whether or not it's bad for the other football, so I expect that today's news that EA has extended their agreement with FIFA
through the end of 2022 will get a rise out of exactly nobody.
It helps that EA
games seem to be a little more respected in the gaming community than their Madden titles. Maybe that's because football, as it's called in the rest of the world, has a certain inherent simplicity that lends itself to video games that the bloated beast that is American football just doesn't. Or maybe it's that FIFA Soccer
fans here in America are just happy someone treats soccer with the respect it deserves even if that someone is Electronic Arts.
Whatever the reason, we all now have nine more years of FIFA Soccer
titles to look forward to, whether we want them or not.
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