One of the world’s most famous clubs is returning to EA Sports’ FIFA games. EA announced today a “multi-year relationship” with Juventus that will see the Italian club return to the developer’s immensely successful soccer video games.
The agreement will begin with FIFA 23, which will be released on September 30th. For the previous three years, Juventus had only been accessible in Konami’s rival franchise Pro Evolution Soccer.
In addition to including Juventus and their stadium and jerseys in the game, EA says the two parties will “partner across a number of lifestyle and cultural initiatives introducing new potential outside of football.”
while Juventus mentions EA as its “official urban culture partner.” The highly dramatic reveal trailer gives you a sense of what that might look like.
The news is especially significant for the future. Beginning in 2023, EA will abandon its long-term partner FIFA in favour of a newly branded franchise dubbed EA Sports FC.
The agreement with Juventus appears to indicate that, despite the name change, the series will continue to feature the world’s most powerful clubs.
FIFA, for its part, says it will continue to collaborate with other developers on licenced games in the future. “I can tell you that the only authentic, real FIFA game will be the finest accessible for gamers and football enthusiasts,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino stated in May.
“FIFA is the only globally unique title.” FIFA 23, FIFA 24, FIFA 25, and so on — the FIFA name remains consistent, and it will remain forever and the best.”
Last week, EA revealed FIFA 23 for the first time, as well as a renewed focus on women’s soccer, with the addition of club clubs from England and France.
Fans Have Spotted New FIFA 23 Skill Move
Fans have discovered a new skill move in FIFA 23, which appears to be one that will result in many controllers being dashed.
EA released the official reveal trailer last week, which included lots of gameplay footage to give fans an idea of the new additions and enhancements made for FIFA 23.
Fans saw a little of trickery from Atletico Madrid player Joao Felix, which will be used in the game.
The new move, which is almost certainly a five-skill move, involves the player backheeling the ball from one foot to the other before doing a smooth ball roll.
It appears to be a really difficult one to pull off, but it appears to be worth the effort. Imagine rinsing your teammates with this technique as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, or Jadon Sancho.