EA FC 24 is here, but that doesn’t mean fans are ready to leave the FIFA series behind.
FIFA 23 was the best-selling game of last year in the UK, selling over 10 million copies in its first week.
While players often continue the series, they purchase the new version every year to keep up with the newest teams.
But not everyone has £70 ($70) – or, if you buy the Ultimate Edition, £100 ($100) – to spend on each new release, and instead players are waiting for a sale or playing an older version .
For this reason, despite the release of EA FC 24, FIFA 23 still has around 30,000 players online every day.
Both EA FC 24 and the FIFA series come from the same developer, EA Sports, but the series was renamed following EA and FIFA’s very public divorce.
Due to the rebrand, EA Sports no longer has the right to use the FIFA name, and while people were aware of the future name change, they were unaware of the impact it would have on older games.
Without notice, all FIFA games that were previously available for sale have now been removed from all online stores.
EA removed FIFA 15, 16, 17 and 18 back in 2021, but later games were available for purchase until yesterday (September 26).
This means FIFA 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 are no longer available to purchase, no matter what platform you want to play on.
If you already own these games, you can continue to play them and, more importantly, find games to play with others online.
FIFA 22 and 23 are still available through subscriptions like EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate if you want to dive in.
There’s no sign of these being removed any time soon, but EA Sports is no longer selling the game.
If you want to know more about the latest game, you can check out our EA FC 24 review.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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