FIFA 14 Expands Club Licenses
With Confederations Cup over and the World Cup (and more protests) on the horizon, Brazil is front and center in the football world. Today EA Sports is doubling the number of Brazilian clubs from FIFA 13 for FIFA 14.
The publisher/developer now has licenses for 19 Brazilian clubs, including 18 from Brazil's Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A league. Naturally, the teams below will feature their kits, crests, and players, but it looks like today's announcement does not cover stadia nor the league itself.
EA says that it has additional league and club announcements for the game forthcoming.
FIFA 14 comes out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 24, with editions on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to follow sometime this year. Head to page two to see the full press release.
FIFA 14's Brazilian clubs:
- Atlético Mineiro
- Atlético Paranaense
- Ponte Preta
- São Paulo
- Vasco da Gama
Competitor Pro Evolution Soccer by Konami has carved out a nice niche for itself with individual team and player licenses – including all the clubs from and the overall license for Campeonato Brasileiro – so this is good strategic move as well as a win for FIFA fans.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - July 16, 2013 - Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that EA SPORTSTM has secured licensing agreements with 19 of the top football clubs from Brazil, ensuring each officially licensed club will feature the authentic club crest, kits and players in-game. FIFA 14 will feature over 30 leagues, more than 600 clubs, and 16,000 players.
"We're very excited to bring the stars of the top Brazilian clubs into our games," said David Rutter, Executive Producer of the FIFA franchise. "For all our fans that support and love Brazilian football, this will only add to the authentic FIFA experience they enjoy, and the additional clubs will bring undiscovered players from Brazil into the FIFA Ultimate Team universe."
FIFA 14 will feature nearly twice as many officially licensed Brazilian clubs over the last iteration of the game, including 18 teams from the Série A. The 19 Brazilian clubs who have been officially licensed and will be showcased in-game are: Atlético Mineiro, Atlético Paranaense, Botafogo, Coritiba, Criciúma, Cruzeiro, Flamengo, Fluminense, Goiás, Grêmio, Internacional, Náutico, Palmeiras, Ponte Preta, Portuguesa, Santos, São Paulo, Vasco da Gama, and Vitória.
Additional new league and club licenses will be announced prior to FIFA 14's release in North America on September 24 and worldwide on September 27. The game will also be available on Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®4 later this year. FIFA 14 is available for pre-order* on selected platforms now at http://www.origin.com and other retailers.
FIFA Ultimate Team is the most popular game mode within EA SPORTS FIFA that reflects the best recent real-world performances of the world's best players. Over 3.4 million games of FIFA Ultimate Team are played daily, and over 17 million footballers are transferred through the transfer market on a daily basis, as millions of fans re-shape their squads based on the real-world performances of their favorite players.
FIFA 14**, developed at EA Canada, will be available on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system with KinectTM from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system with PlayStation Move support, Windows® PC, Nintendo WiiTM, Nintendo 3DSTM***, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable). The game will also be available on Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®4 later this year. FIFA 14 on mobile*** will be available on iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch as well as Android devices this fall. Other mobile platforms will be revealed later.