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It's official - EA Sports FC is coming out in July

The FIFA 2024 replacement finally has a release date, which marks the end of a 30-year-long partnership between EA and FIFA.

EA Sports FC is technically FIFA 24 under a different brand name, so don't expect much from it.

In case it wasn't clear yet, FIFA 24 is no more.

Electronic Arts confirmed last year that it had cut ties with FIFA and will proceed with its long-running soccer sim under a new brand. A little over a year later, we just got confirmation that we'll see it all unfold later this year.

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Here's what EA had to say about EA Sports FC on its official site:

Created for fans by fans, EA SPORTS FC is a new Football Club for the future of football we want to build together.

Our new brand identity is inspired by the triangles that have been part of EA SPORTS football for the past 30 years, from the isometric polygons that make up our game to the chemistry triangles that exist in Ultimate Team™ to the player indicator across every match.

Unfortunately, Electronic Arts is saving the meat of the reveal (as it should) until July. But, it's clear that the company wants to remind fans that it's the one behind the past "30 years" and that EA Sports FC is a continuation of the decades-old video game franchise - not a new game.

Of course, the fact that EA is making this a huge part of its branding implies that it's aware that it will cause confusion.

If FIFA can create a half-decent product, EA Sports FC will have to step up its game.

As one of the best-selling video game franchises annually, the switch from FIFA to EA Sports FC will take a while to get used to, especially once FIFA starts working on a football game of its own with a new partner.

If EA sticks to its word, we can expect to see the first EA Sports FC hit the shelves sometime between August and October.

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