Apple TV feel-good football director Ted Lasso will make his digital debut in FIFA 23 When the game released on September 30, EA revealed today. Lasso’s AFC Richmond Club will be playable in multiple modes, including Career Mode. There will also be FIFA Ultimate Team and Pro Clubs themed items. Stick on your fake mustache and biggest grin as you watch the trailer below.
The video has a bit of humor as experts and players like Ian Wright, Wayne Rooney and Jack Grealish give their opinions on Lasso, played by actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis. Lasso’s Twitter posted an image of him was scanned using FIFA’s facial 3D rig yesterday, EA’s FIFA account answer leading to speculation that he will be introduced in the game somehow.
Lasso and AFC Richmond aka Greyhounds will be playable in Career Mode, as well as other modes including Warm-Up, Online Friendly, and Online Section. AFC Richmond themed items such as kits, tifos, and Manager items will be unlockable in FIFA Ultimate Team and Pro Clubs. Players Roy Kent, Jamie Tartt, Sam Obisanya and Dani Rojas were present for the match as part of the AFC Richmond team. Their premises at Nelson Road are also featured.
“It’s great to be a part of FIFA. I’m not sure this will help dispel the CGI rumours but it was totally worth it,” said Brett Goldstein actor Roy Kent of the show. “I look forward to beating my nephew in a game with me as Roy Kent and him as Jamie Tartt. He will be very angry. ”
EA will drop the FIFA moniker for their soccer series from next year. Instead, the series will follow their existing online social brand EA Sports FC, a company decision announced back in May. The name may sound a bit like an amateur team, but it will still essentially be the old FIFA, as teams, leagues and players follow separate licensing agreements. There may be some influence on FIFA-organized tournaments, such as the World Cup, but you can expect UEFA tournaments and national tournaments to remain.