EA Sports FIFA recently announced a long-term partnership with two big clubs from Italy, namely Inter Milan and AC Milan. This collaboration means the two clubs will appear exclusively in EA Sports FIFA, starting from FIFA 21, which will be released next October 2020.
FIFA 21 game itself presents a lot of changes, ranging from gameplay, to eye sweetener features such as stadiums or jersey matches that are displayed in detail. Through tweets, both clubs show content that will appear in the game, including the red-black and blue-black jersey typical of the two clubs from Milan, and of course the San Siro stadium is full of history.
Quoting from one of the football media, Nick Wlodyka as Vice President & GM of FIFA’s EA SPORTS said. “Collaboration with AC Milan is a form of our commitment to present more interactive experiences in the game to sports fans around the world. As an iconic and accomplished football club, we can’t wait to be able to give AC Milan fans an innovative and interactive playing experience from the EA Sports FIFA game. ”
Casper Stylsvig, Chief Revenue Officer of AC Milan said. “We welcome EA Sports into the AC Milan family as a premium partner very happily. This collaboration is a symbol of our commitment in presenting interactive experiences to fans from all over the world. EA Sports as a marketleader in the gaming industry, will be the perfect partner to continue the exciting and captivating adventure of creating a new generation of Rossoneri fans. ”
If you look at the promotional video, not only stadiums and typical jerseys will appear in the FIFA 21 game. From AC Milan’s side, there will be figures of legendary players who help AC Milan get their titles, such as Kaka, Andriy Shevchenko, Paolo Maldini, and Pippo Inzaghi.
The competition over the Italian football club’s license between PES and FIFA is indeed being fierce lately. Last time, KONAMI secured a cooperation contract for three years, to display Juventus in the game Pro Evolution Soccer. Cooperation with these two Milan clubs, it was even reported that EA Sports FIFA was obtained after their contract with KONAMI was up.
As long as Pro Evolution Soccer and EA Sports FIFA still co-exist, soccer club licensing wars are not likely to end. Finally the fans who are confused, have to buy FIFA or PES?