Following the company’s split with EA, FIFA has announced four new blockchain-based Web 3.0 games as the World Cup 2022 approaches.
FIFA unveils 4 new blockchain games in the build-up to the Qatar World Cup
according to a Announcement On the organization’s website, FIFA is aiming to entertain and engage a wider group of fans ahead of the upcoming World Cup with the help of these new Web 3.0 games.
FIFA is the main governing body of international football, and is responsible for organizing the most popular sporting tournament in the world, the World Cup.
The World Cup is held every four years, with the last edition taking place in 2018. This year’s 2022 World Cup is being hosted by Qatar, and is set to begin in ten days.
In the gaming space, developer Electronic Arts (EA) is using the soccer organization’s license to produce its annually released “FIFA” games, a series that has always been one of the best sellers on the market.
However, the 30-year long partnership ended at the beginning of the year, as the two companies could not reach an agreement for a new deal. This year’s FIFA 23 was the last collaboration between the firms.
After the breakup, FIFA indicated that they would continue to produce the game separately from EA. And now, the organization has finally unveiled some plans for the post-EA era: four new blockchain titles based on the upcoming World Cup.
FIFA's new blockchain-based experiences | Source: FIFA
“The new gaming integrations, all designed with Web 3.0 and the future of digital engagement in mind, are playable around tournaments and each have a unique twist on the biggest football tournament in the world,” read the announcement.
The first to experience blockchain is “AI League”, a 4vs4 soccer game where players manage their own team of AI characters and use them to play matches against each other.
“Matchday” is a social prediction game based on soccer cards where players compete with friends to get their predictions correct.
Fan Engagement Mobile App “FigTall” is “an immersive experience that fans engage with with the mission of giving the global first fan digital reward.”
And finally, there is an integration with the popular blockchain-based metaverse Upland, where fans can now collect official FIFA World Cup digital assets.
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