FIFA 23 – Top Club returns and will be exclusive to EA for years
For exactly one week to the day, EA Sports have been revealing step by step what awaits you in FIFA 23. It was the turn of this year’s cover stars, Kylian Mbappé and Sam Kerr, and the highlights of the offshoot were presented shortly afterwards, including crossplay for the first time.
Today we have the information for you that Juventus is back in EA’s football simulation after a three-year hiatus. The fake club Piemonte Calcio will therefore no longer exist in the future. And with a view to EA’s upcoming offshoots, today’s announcement also gives a deep insight.
Exclusive partnership with Juventus Turin
Anyone who wanted to play Italy’s record champions in Serie A since 2020 had to switch to Konami’s competition. Only here, due to an exclusive deal, could the club name, the coat of arms, the official jerseys and the stadium be used. Player names were not included. For FIFA 23, EA is now turning the tables and, according to its own statement, secures a “exclusive, multi-year partnership“.
If you want to see the Reveal trailer with all the important features, you can see it here:
FIFA 23 Reveal Trailer Shows Off Hypermotion2, Women’s Club Soccer, Crossplay And More
Whatever the deal means
The fact that Juve chose the path from Konami back to EA comes as little surprise to many after the great criticism of eFootball 2022. However, what makes us sit up and take notice in today’s report are two words: exclusive and perennial.
After all, the partnership between EA and FIFA will end next year, which means that a top club like Juventus Turin will also be represented exclusively in EA Sports FC in the coming year and not in the as yet unannounced FIFA game. The big question is whether EA will snatch many more heavyweights from the upcoming competition. Clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool or Real Madrid have already taken a clear position in favor of EA when the separation was announced.
First FUT Heroes announced
EA already released its first FUT Heroes for FIFA 23 on Friday via Twitter presented. Newcomers are former Premier League stars Yaya Touré, Park Ji Sung and Ricardo Carvalho.
FIFA 23 will be available for pre-order of the Ultimate Edition and via EA Play on PS4/PS5, current Xbox consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC on September 27th. The Standard Edition will be released on September 30th.
Will EA snatch all the big clubs from FIFA? What do you all mean?