It was a big surprise yesterday: the announcement that Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond are in FIFA 23 to sit. Super, but at the same time also a moment to worry about WANT editor Jeroen Kraak.
It’s kind of an annual tradition for me to see the new FIFAgame to buy. I don’t really want to spend money on it, but since my friends play it too, I have to. Only in this way can we continue to do online jars together. As a big fan of Ted Lasso is becoming FIFA 23 therefore a must have. But at the same time, I don’t want to reward it either.
Ted Lasso in FIFA 23
It was big news on Tuesday. It started with a Twitter post from Ted Lasso’s team who were apparently busy with special shots. Below that responded
from EA Sports FIFA. It immediately sparked a lot of rumours. A day later there was the video with the confirmation: Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond are in FIFA 23.
👀— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 20, 2022
It may be called a special step. For the first time, there is a fantasy team in the FIFAseries. Normally the games are known for their focus on realism. Parent company EA is doing everything it can to get all teams and leagues into the game. Now the ban is in FIFA 23 thus broken by a fictional soccer team that we know from a television series.
However, the announcement of Ted Lasso and EA not on its own. It was previously known that Marvel can be seen in FIFA 23. We know that at least the Marvel style is used in the cards for Ultimate Team, but it would still be nice if there were Ted Lasso would also be a Marvel team with superpowers.
A Hulk on the defensive smashing everyone away and a Thor in the striker who blasts a ball into the goal with his hammer. A species Mario Strikersfashion in FIFA would be another addition.
A big red flag
Although I love that the characters from my favorite series are now playable in FIFA 23Doesn’t make me very happy anyway. Ted Lasso is actually a red flag for me. The makers hardly update the game, but you pay the full price for it every year.
That’s really just for a database update of players transferred from clubs and some minor changes in stats.
Players from have been waiting for years FIFA on real innovations in the game. Outside of Ultimate Team, the game is hardly updated. So a new career mode would be very welcome. In addition, you finally have to get rid of those frustrating mistakes of your fellow players (especially goalkeepers). Do something about that with EA and come up with real innovation!
All announcements from Ted Lasso and Marvel in FIFA 23 give me the impression that EA Sports mainly invests in appearance, instead of really improving the game itself.
Something that really should happen to really justify the full purchase price. So I hope I’m completely wrong and that FIFA 23 becomes a real blast.
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