FIFA announces four new games after EA deal ends
FIFA's long-time partnership with EA finally ended earlier this year and it's been a little uncertain if there would be any new FIFA games coming. FIFA has confirmed that its first games will be blockchain titles that will release for the 2022 World Cup. The four new games from FIFA are Web 3.0 titles that will use blockchain technology though it's not too clear yet how this will work. The first game is “AI League: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Edition” which is a “4-on-4 casual football game, played between AI-controlled characters, with player input at fun and tactical moments”. FIFA explains the second game is “FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in the Upland Metaverse” which will let players collect “official FIFA World Cup digital assets”. FIFA announced the third game as “FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Phygtl” since it was made in collaboration with Phygtl. This will let players “augment a golden-globe-football from the palm of their hands in a real-life environment” and “own a limited fragment” of it. FIFA explains this is “a digital representation of eternal fandom”. The last game is “Matchday Challenge: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Edition” which is described as being a “casual social prediction game based on football cards”. Since the EA partnership did end, these upcoming blockchain 'games' from FIFA have nothing to do with EA. There's no gameplay yet for these titles and it's not clear how many of these titles will work since some of them don't sound like a traditional video game.