FIFA 21 Coming to Stadia in March, EA Extends Exclusive UEFA License
FIFA 21 is coming to Stadia in March, and EA has extended its exclusive license to UEFA content, including the Champions League and Europa League competitions.
A press release from Electronic Arts reveals that FIFA 21 will come to Google Stadia on March 17, as part of EA’s plan to make FIFA games accessible across more platforms. That comes alongside expanding release regions for FIFA Online 4 – a free-to-play, downloadable version of the core game currently only available in Asia. The company is also working on “multiple in-development mobile offerings” under the FIFA brand.
The news also included the announcement of a multiyear license extension brokered between UEFA and EA Sports which resecures FIFA’s exclusive license to the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup tournaments in-game. EA first picked up the UEFA license in 2018, bringing to a close Pro Evolution Soccer’s 10-year partnership with the organisation.
According to EA, the FIFA franchise has now sold more than 325 million units over its lifetime. Check out our review of FIFA 21, which we scored a 7, calling it a “year of small improvements.” You can also find out the six key differences seen in the FIFA 21 next-gen patch, which launched on PS5 and Xbox Series consoles in December.
In other Google Stadia news, Google recently revealed that it is shutting down its internal game studios in Los Angeles and Montreal, impacting 150 employees.
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