The Italian football club, Juventus, is coming back to EA starting with FIFA 23 which will be released on September 30.
In a press release, EA announced it has agreed to a multi-year partnership with Juventus that will welcome the Italian club back to EA Sports starting with the next FIFA game and continuing when EA rebrands as EA Sports FC.
Juventus previously had an exclusive relationship with Konami for its Pro Evolution Soccer series for the past three years.
The new deal means Juventus’ players, stadium, and jerseys will appear in the next EA soccer game, but the two brands will also “work across a number of lifestyle and cultural initiatives bringing new opportunities outside of football.”
EA announced earlier this year that it would not renew its license with FIFA, choosing instead to remain in the soccer sim space under the name EA Sports FC. Despite the name change, Along with Juventus EA has secured other teams from Europe’s top leagues who announced they are sticking with EA.
Meanwhile FIFA says it will work with other developers to create authentic football games and carry on the FIFA series with FIFA 23, FIFA 24, and so on.
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