@colinkiama All of those things can be made with a software update. It's still basically the same game with minor improvements and features that sound cool and exciting, but are nothing but buzzwords and hogwash.
@dusnm well in the case of FIFA 22 specifically, a re-worked animation engine is a huge and very noticeable change. It’s very important for people who play the game in a more competitive way too.
Can’t forget about all the licensing fees, especially the fact that they had to pay $500 million to FIFA just to name their game “FIFA”. This doesn’t even include player likeness, real club branding stadiums etc.
@dusnm Maybe the fact that they are changing the name to avoid paying $1 billion means that there might be an opportunity to go free-to-play or create a new game every few years. (But again that Ultimate Team issue rears it’s head again). Maybe it becomes its own separate game?
@colinkiama Also, saying that their competitor switched to free to play and that made it worse doesn't stack up. Konami just made a bad game.
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