PlayStation's Missed Opportunity: How FIFA Almost Became Sony's Exclusive in the 90s

PlayStation’s Missed Opportunity: How FIFA Almost Became Sony’s Exclusive in the 90s

In a fascinating revelation, it has come to light that FIFA, the iconic football video game series, could have found its home with PlayStation in the 1990s, had Sony not turned down the rights. This interesting twist of fate could have changed the gaming landscape considerably.

In an interview with Time Extension, Tom Stone, the former vice president of European marketing at Electronic Arts (EA), shared a captivating story. Stone revealed that prior to the renewal of the FIFA license in 1997, he had a meeting with Chris Deering, who was serving as the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe at the time. What transpired in that meeting left Stone astounded.