FIFA has announced four new titles following the end of its deal with EA. All four titles will be available to football fans ahead of the World Cup, and they are all Web3 games. Gaming and esports are some of the fastest growing opportunities for it, FIFA said.
AI League: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Edition is the first of the four games FIFA announced. The game is developed by Altered State Machine, and it is a 4-on-4 casual football game. While the AI controls the characters, the player will be able to input commands at fun and tactical moments. Players will be able to collect and trade characters to create teams.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in the Upland Metaverse is developed by Uplandme, which has created Upland, the largest blockchain-based metaverse mapped to the real world. Players are able to buy and sell virtual properties here. Players will be able to collect official FIFA World Cup digital assets, such as video highlights of the tournament.
Matchday Challenge: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Edition, developed by Matchday, according to the press release, ‘targets the emotional high of football fandom through a highly engaging casual social prediction game based on football cards, where the essence of the fun is derived not just from “getting it right” but by being the best among your friends.’
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Phygtl is developed by Phygtl. Fans can augment a golden-globe-football from their mobile devices into their real-life environment. They can own a limited fragment of it to attach their FIFA World Cup pictures and videos. ‘A digital representation of eternal fandom’, the press release states.
FIFA Chief Business Officer, Romy Gai, said,
“This is a hugely exciting group of partnerships that we’ve entered into as we embrace a new, digitally-native football fan and engage with them in the spaces that we know they are already active within. As we continue to build our gaming strategy long into future, it’s certain that web 3.0 will have an important role to play, and this marks the start of our journey.”