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EA Sports to Drop FIFA: Gaming Title Shift Announced

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: May 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM BST

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EA Sports are to drop the FIFA title from their football games from next year, an Unreal Engine 5 showcase shows an impressive recreation of a real life location, and Blizzard suffered from a DDos attack that took down World of Warcraft and Overwatch last night for a short time.

Unreal Engine 5 Showcase

Yurukuyaru recently tweeted out a video showcasing an impressive creation made in Unreal Engine 5 - the Etchu-Daimon Station. The video has garnered a lot of positive reactions, as it offers a glimpse into the future of gaming and how horror games, in particular, could become even scarier. The level of realism achievable through the engine's graphics capabilities is truly remarkable. However, while many are excited about the possibilities, it is worth considering the potential implications for media authenticity.


In today's world, we are already bombarded with fake images and videos that circulate on various platforms, deceiving individuals with fabricated events. With the advancement of graphics technology like Unreal Engine 5, it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between what is real and what is not. This raises concerns about the potential for misinformation and manipulation in the future. As creators continue to push the boundaries of graphics and visual effects, it is crucial for viewers to remain vigilant and employ critical thinking when consuming media.

Blizzard DDoS Attack

Moving on to another topic, Blizzard Entertainment recently fell victim to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. This type of cyber-attack involves perpetrators using multiple systems, often comprised of bots, to flood a target's servers or website with an overwhelming amount of web traffic. The purpose is to disrupt the services and potentially render them inaccessible. In Blizzard's case, games like Overwatch and World of Warcraft were temporarily affected by the attack.


This incident highlights the vulnerability of online services and the impact that DDoS attacks can have on gaming communities. Even influential streamers like Asmongold, who attracts a massive audience of 60,000 viewers, can find themselves unexpectedly interrupted during live broadcasts due to these attacks. It emphasizes the need for continuous improvement in cybersecurity measures to safeguard against such disruptions and protect the gaming experience for millions of players.

EA Sports Rebranding FIFA Games

Lastly, we have news regarding EA Sports and their popular FIFA franchise. It has been announced that EA Sports will be breaking away from the FIFA brand and renaming their games as EA Sports FC. This decision comes as a result of a breakdown in negotiations between FIFA and EA Sports over the licensing agreement.


For nearly three decades, EA Sports has produced FIFA-branded games, starting from the release of FIFA International Soccer in 1993. However, with FIFA's intention to develop their own games and compete directly with EA Sports, the licensing agreement could not be sustained.


The development raises interesting questions about the future of football games. With FIFA's decision to create their own games, there could be a divergence in the gaming experiences offered by both EA Sports and FIFA. It remains to be seen how this competition will unfold and what it means for fans of football gaming.


In conclusion, the showcase of the Etchu-Daimon Station made in Unreal Engine 5 has astounded many with its lifelike graphics, signaling an exciting future for horror games and the gaming industry as a whole. However, as technology progresses, we must remain cautious about the potential consequences, such as the blurring line between reality and fabrication in media. Meanwhile, the recent DDoS attack on Blizzard serves as a reminder of the vulnerabilities online gaming platforms face and the need for robust cybersecurity measures. Finally, the decision by EA Sports to break away from the FIFA brand and create their own games adds an intriguing element to the future of football gaming.

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