EA has introduced that Apple TV‘s Ted Lasso is coming to FIFA 23, with the fictional supervisor and his workforce – AFC Richmond – showing at launch.
Ted Lasso, performed by Jason Sudeikis within the present of the identical identify, shall be a selectable supervisor of AFC Richmond in FIFA 23‘s career mode. However, fans will be able to take Lasso’s experience to whichever membership fits them.
As for AFC Richmond, gamers can handle the workforce with Lasso or one other supervisor, together with real-world managers or a custom-made character. The squad shall be joined by a number of of its star gamers – Roy Kent, Jamie Tartt, Sam Obisanya and Dani Rojas – and its house stadium of Nelson Road may even seem in FIFA 23.
“It’s so fucking cool to be in FIFA” shared Brett Goldstein, who performs Kent within the present. “I’m not sure this is going to help dispel the CGI rumours but fuck it, totally worth it. I look forward to beating my nephew in a game with me as Roy Kent and him as Jamie Tartt. He’s gonna be furious.”
Meanwhile, Sudeikis stated that being added to FIFA is “a dream come true for myself and the rest of the fellas.”
“Our cast and crew work tremendously hard on this show, and we are flattered that it resonates with so many folks,” added Sudeikis. “We look forward to our fans having the opportunity to play with, play as, and even play against their favourite AFC Richmond characters.”
EA has added that Ted Lasso-related content material in FUT and Pro Clubs shall be obtainable by means of “objectives, challenges, and rewards, designed to be attainable by all players from launch” – together with “Ted Lasso and Coach Beard manager items, AFC Richmond kits and other FUT club and stadium vanity items including badges, flags and more, in addition to Nelson Road Stadium being included in Pro Clubs.”
FIFA 23 is ready to launch on September 27, and EA not too long ago shared that it will likely be launching with an “absolutely vital” new anti-cheat.