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Interesting Point - EA Sports - FIFA Contract

Discussion in 'Winning Eleven' started by cowden_harley, 20 February 2006.

  1. cowden_harley

    cowden_harley MOANING PRICK

    3 October 2003
    Central Park
    Cowdenbeath FC
    I was reading this months 360 GAMER magazine and it made the interesting point that EA signed its 8 year deal with FIFA for rights to produce the games in 1998. Therefore its up this year.

    Do you think Konami will challenge them for the renewal??

    Pro Evolution Fifa Anybody?
  2. the_thing

    the_thing ps3!

    4 August 2004
    Juve, MU
    it would be nice to see konami try to get the license. just imagine....fifa eleven....
  3. x X t o c z.

    x X t o c z. League 2

    19 July 2005
    FIFA Evolution Soccer =D
  4. salad

    salad Non-League

    24 March 2005
    winning 11 is winning eleven, and fifa is fifa just as konami is not ea. i would hate to see any kind of crossing over.
  5. embraceuk1

    embraceuk1 Original Member Since 2001

    30 December 2001
    Indiana USA (Scottish)
    Nottingham Forest
    EA unfortunately would destroy Konami in any bidding war
  6. BumperMan

    BumperMan Champions League

    20 June 2005
    North America
    Legia Warsaw
    EA will never lose that licening IMHO. It's as important worldwide to them as madden is stateside to them.
  7. slaid

    slaid United

    28 November 2005
    Manchester United FC
    FIFAlution Soccer
  8. Wolf_Hook

    Wolf_Hook Conference

    14 May 2005
    No chance, it would never happen.

    EA has too much financial backing to let that jewel go, EA sell FIFA because they have kits in it, what other reason do people but this dog shit game.

    I was looking through the latest copy of Maxim magazine and almost every game advertised in that has an EA logo on it. Amazing really, EA has almost complete control over the games industry.
  9. djdoc

    djdoc Guest

    They do over sports titles, hence why there are no more ESPN Games.

  10. Adonis

    Adonis Guest

    Mate you beat me to it!

    Theres an article in this months OPSM2 about this issue!

    Apparently it is up and EA and the Premier League are currently locked in negotiations. The magazine actually phoned up the Premier League hoping to get some answers.

    They asked whether the rights could made available to more than one title, but In reply the PL said no. It will remain exclusive to one company. If thats the case I reckon EA will keep it :(

    Whats intersting though is that at the bottom of the article theres a cut out form that OPSM2 want you to fill in and send to the Premier League! Like a petition! It just says I would like both Fifa and PES to have official names etc.

    Cant see anything like that swaying the PL!
  11. ClassicD

    ClassicD Galáctico

    11 November 2001
    You could also argue it's Konami's last chance to get this license for many years, and they might look at how much EA have made from it and decide to really push the boat out. They sold over 6 million copies of WE in their 2005 fiscal year, but then they might settle on that and decide they don't need the license anyway.

    Would be nice to have it, though I'm not sure they'd utilise it fully if they did.
  12. BK_83

    BK_83 World Class

    7 June 2003
    konami would nv give up winning eleven over to EA
    its one of their signature games
  13. djdoc

    djdoc Guest

    He means Konami should push to get the license so we get lots of licensed leagues rather than a few! I think the PL sucks!!

  14. cowden_harley

    cowden_harley MOANING PRICK

    3 October 2003
    Central Park
    Cowdenbeath FC
    do you think microsoft would help konami out??? it would be a massive coup in japan if winning eleven got the licences and launched on xbox 360 in japan? Microsoft paid a lot to get we to xbox in the first place.
  15. djdoc

    djdoc Guest

    I tell you what MS would do themselves a huge favour if they did! and the Japs would go crazy over it too I reckon.

  16. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    But surely if they did that, Microsoft would also want the same to be exclusive to Xbox 360 too.
  17. PetrovLFC

    PetrovLFC Raul!

    13 March 2005
    NW London
    EA have a huge monopoly at the moment, and are making record profits. Konami will never get that license until something drastic happens
  18. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    Unless someone else pays for it...
  19. psfzola

    psfzola Non-League

    31 March 2004
    West London
    It's not fair that one company can keep the licence for themselves. This promotes poor quality developing of games as the company knows they will sell a truckload regardless of how poor their efforts are. The rights should be split like they are with TV rights for the Champion's League and the Premiership in future (I think). If the rights were given to at least one more company, even if it's not Konami, we would see FIFA games vastly improve. At the moment EA don't have to do a thing.
  20. ClassicD

    ClassicD Galáctico

    11 November 2001
    EA actually suffered a drop of 31% in it's third quarter and this month laid off 5% of employees. Of course they still made huge profits but I think your post shows it's often assumed that they're constantly making more and more money year on year.

    MS paying for the license or 'helping out' Konami to pay for it is all well and good, except like RuneEdge mentions, the fact they'd want it exclusively for their own brand. They're not going to pile money into a license for a title which has a massive install-base on their main rival's console.
  21. Adonis

    Adonis Guest


    Also, if Microsoft do something like that Im positive it would really upset EA. They could then boycott the 360 and not release future titles on that machine. Microsoft would lose out more in the long run.
  22. yesimissyou

    yesimissyou Non-League

    2 November 2004
    Guys, forget about the Premier League licence. It's just not going to happen in my lifetime. Let's just hope Konami can persuade other Premier League teams to sing on to the best footballgame, just like Arsenal and Chelsea did. And I don't wanna jings the whole thing but I believe it's a save bett that they eventually will. You want to know the one and only reason: money. That's what the one thing clubs (read: corporations) care about. So eventually when the deal is right they will bite. This year I'll put my money on the remaing big three english teams: Liverpool, Man Utd and Newcaste Utd with Tottenham as an outsider (Lee is playing with this club which is important for the Korean market, ah you guessed is: MONEY WHOAHA!)...
  23. crashbash

    crashbash Guest

    If fifa will lose their contract with ea to konami... then hunka-hunka Elvis is alive!!!\\:o/

    Deeply in sorrow... :lmao:
  24. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies Chief PESsimist Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Any more news on this? When's the "deadline"?
  25. djdoc

    djdoc Guest

    I would love nothing more than EA to lose out to Konami for licenses for FA Premier League.... but Konami dont have to have the Premier League License... I still think what Konami can do is do what they did with PES5, Approach individual clubs and buy rights off of them to include them in the game. They did it with Arsenal & Chelsea how about expanding that to some more Premier League Clubs?

  26. ClassicD

    ClassicD Galáctico

    11 November 2001
    I'm sure there is something about you can't have more than 2 licenses from individual clubs from the EPL without having the license for the entire league, hence why Chelsea and Arsenal are the only current 2.
  27. djdoc

    djdoc Guest

    Well that just plain sucks big time! it means we will never get what we want from PES then unless miracles happen!

  28. twophases

    twophases Hooked on editing

    3 June 2004
    Team F, Other Leagues C
    Licensed or not, WE/PES still rules! Besides, I & a majority of people I know, enjoy patching, editing & tweaking their beloved PES/WE.
  29. TrebuTa

    TrebuTa League 2

    8 April 2004
    If Konami will get the licence, then EA will finnaly try to make the gameplay better then WE which will mean better games. I sure hope Konami will get the licence.
  30. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    Man Utd
    What about that other games?
    Cant remeber who makes it, but like the Arsenal, Man Utd, Cheski footy games, like one game per club, will they be competing for lisences?

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