Take-Two Interactive confirms that they are not planning to acquire the FIFA license

The license may end up with Take-Two, but not now!

A few months back it was reported that Electronic Arts (EA) and FIFA will be ending their agreement on the FIFA license at the end of 2022. As a decades-long business partnership ends, football fans worldwide are waiting for a new developer to take the license. Back in October, it was also reported that Electronic Arts is considering renaming their entire FIFA IP with its contract expiry with the international governing body of football. As speculation continues over the future of the development of soccer games, the FIFA license for making the games may be bought by Take-Two.

Take-Two currently does not plan to buy the FIFA license but could be interested in the future

Since Take-Two is already associated with making popular sports games like NBA 2K and WWE 2K, it was only right for them to be associated with getting the FIFA license. However, according to a report by IGN, the CEO of Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick, has confirmed that they currently have no plans to purchase the FIFA license but would very much like to explore the possibilities. 

We’re definitely interested in expanding our opportunities in sports, and FIFA has a great brand and incredible clout, but we have no current plans to discuss.

Strauss Zelnick, ceo, take-two

So, Take-Two taking over the license is very much possible. But even if that happens it will take some time because EA still has it until the release of FIFA 23. 

FIFA Mobile 22 new season cover guide
Image via Electronic Arts

The future of the FIFA license is very important for the development of games based on the world’s most popular sport. In the last couple of years more and more players have started playing soccer titles on mobile devices. Players around the world are eagerly waiting for a developer to take charge and end the speculations.

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