For a couple of years? Nah, it's been for about as long as sports games have existed
Although they aren't really the same game. If you get the game every year then yeah, there's very little difference. If you skip 3 or 4 years or something however, then you'll definitely notice a difference.
Well, I've been skipping on Fifa since 98 and it's still not good enough for me to call it an improvement...
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