EA and FIFA are parting ways, with EA Sports FC set to drive the game forward when it arrives later this year.
EA Sports FC will be the future of the franchise beginning in the summer of 2023, but what is in store for us all next season?
Latest - Pro Clubs Cross-Play LEAKED
We're all eagerly waiting for more information to be released about EA Sports FC, but until official sources announce anything more we are more than happy to look at what is being leaked about the game.
It's fair to say that FUTZone doesn't have the best time on Twitter among the feisty world of FUT leakers, but he often gives us decent information (even though there have been some mistakes in the past).
We're hoping that this leak comes true, as he revealed that cross-play will be coming to Pro Clubs in EA Sports FC.
Although cross-play was made available in various game modes in FIFA 23, Pro Clubs was left off the list, causing much disgruntlement in the community.
It looks as though EA will rectify this going forward, which could make Pro Clubs even bigger and better than ever!
EA Sports FC will likely see a release date on Friday, 29 September 2023, in keeping with the FIFA titles that have gone before.
It is unclear whether EA is looking to make the switch to a subscription model though, so it could arrive as soon as the deal with FIFA has expired.
EASFC - July 2023
There is very little information available surrounding the new EA Sports FC title, with more info not arriving until July 2023!
EA's release did contain the words "Join the Club" which could allude to the subscription model mentioned above.
EA also released the following in its official statement:
"EA SPORTS FC will allow us to realize this future and much more…but not before we deliver our most expansive game ever with our current naming rights partner, FIFA, for one more year."
Is EA making its first strides into the football streaming service arena?
EA has already announced a groundbreaking multi-year partnership with Spain's LaLiga, which includes naming rights, in-game integrations, and broadcasting highlights!
EA already has strong affiliations with the Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and Serie A, so broadcasting deals with these leagues look on the cards.
The split between EA and FIFA has been well-documented, but they are not the only two players competing to be at the top of the football-video game table.
Online Career Mode CONFIRMED
We finally have some concrete information as to which game modes EA Sports FC will feature.
Ultimate Team is the big moneymaker for EA, so that was always going to be a guarantee but this is now confirmed.
Pro Clubs players will be glad to know that the popular game mode is returning and we hope to see some vast improvements in EASFC.
There's a high chance that an online Career Mode will be a social game mode allowing you and your friends to play together in a private league, but this is all speculation at the moment.
Take a look at every single confirmed EA Sports FC game mode here.