With FIFA 23 set to release next month, EA Sports has given fans tons of reasons to be happy about the latest edition of the annual association football franchise. EA has already unveiled changes coming to several game modes, including new additions to Career Mode like Player Career Personality enabling players to more directly define their player character. With professional clubs from all over the world being featured in the game, EA has recently announced the staggering number of players will be available in the game.
EA Sports recently announced many major renewals and partnerships for the future of its football franchise, including many clubs and stadiums for the upcoming FIFA. With all of its new acquisitions and renewals, FIFA 23 was shown to boast an amazing 19,000 players, including 700 teams representing 30 different professional leagues worldwide. Some of the most significant partnerships for the 2022 edition of the game contain legendary Italian team Juventus and an attachment with English club Tottenham Hotspur FC.
Alongside the newly-introduced clubs and players, FIFA 23 also revealed several new stadiums set to be introduced in the upcoming soccer game. The previously-mentioned Juventus will bring with it the team’s home arena of Allianz Stadium, as well as SC Freiburg’s Europa-Park Stadion and the Manchester City Women’s home turf of Academy Stadium among others. The partnership will also include Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio as a FIFA Ultimate Team Hero in FIFA 23.
EA’s renewals came alongside a major announcement of a partnership with the Spanish professional league La Liga to begin in the 2023/24 season. EA Sports’ soccer franchise, under its new name of EA Sports FC, will obtain naming rights for La Liga competitions as well as an EA Sports FC rebranding of the Spanish league. La Liga will also see an increased presence in EA’s annual franchise, with unspecified “in-game integrations” for EA Sports FC as well as broadcasts available in-game.
The overload of new clubs and players coming to FIFA 23 arrives as EA Sports says farewell to the FIFA branding. EA Sports officially approved the end of its partnership with FIFA earlier this year, ending a collaboration with the soccer association that had survived thirty years. EA Sports’ FIFA franchise has expanded into arguably the developer’s most prosperous sports franchise worldwide, with FIFA itself reportedly looking for a replacement partner. FIFA 23 will mark the end of an era for the hugely popular and successful soccer franchise.
FIFA 23 is going to be released on September 27 for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.