In 2023, EA is renaming its flagship football series from FIFA to EA SPORTS FC, and fans will be left wondering how this will impact their experience. Here’s everything we know so far about EA SPORTS FC, including the game modes, leagues, and licenses that are said to be included.
After a nearly 30-year partnership, FIFA 23 will be EA’s last football title to use FIFA branding. 2023 will see the launch of EA SPORTS FC, which the publisher calls “the future of interactive football”.
With a change this big, many fans will no doubt be wondering how it will impact the game they know and love, and whether core features like Ultimate Team and Career Mode will be affected.
We’ve put all the information we know about EA SPORTS FC in one place, including the game mode and licenses that are displayed.
That’s the good news for FIFA fans EA have confirmed that all the game modes they are used to will be seen returns to EA SPORTS FC. As far as we know at this time, there are no plans to remove modes currently present in FIFA titles.
It’s no surprise that Ultimate Team will return, as it’s become one of EA’s biggest draws in recent years. How FUT, or whatever it will be abbreviated in the future, will adapt to the new branding remains to be seen.
Here are all of the game modes that have been confirmed for EA SPORTS FC:
- Ultimate team
- career mode
- pro clubs
With the newfound freedom the developers have without the restrictions of the FIFA deal, it’s also possible that we’ll see some new modes. We will update this section as soon as there is any news.
EA SPORTS FC leagues
One of the biggest selling points of the FIFA series over a competitor like eFootball (formerly PES) is the fully realized players, clubs and leagues it offers. It looks like EA SPORTS FC will retain its many licenses, much to the relief of longtime fans.
EA holds the rights to over 700 teams, each with their official jerseys and players, from over 30 different leagues around the world. You can also use more than 100 stadiums from these national leagues, including the likes of Old Trafford, San Siro and The Bombonera.
It’s worth noting that certain teams like Juventus aren’t covered by the Serie A license and that’s unlikely to change with EA SPORTS FC either. Check out the full list of licensed leagues that have been confirmed to function:
- Premier League (England)
- EFL Championship (England)
- EFL League One (England)
- EFL League Two (England)
- League 1 (France)
- Ligue 2 (France)
- Bundesliga (Germany)
- 2nd Bundesliga (Germany)
- 3rd League (Germany)
- Serie A (Italy)
- League (Spain)
- La Liga Smart Bank (Spain)
- Eredivisie (Netherlands)
- Professional Futbol League (Argentina)
- A-League (Australia)
- O. Bundesliga (Austria)
- 1A professional league (Belgium)
- Liga do Brasil (Brazil)
- Chinese Super League (China)
- 3F Superliga (Denmark)
- J-1 (Japan)
- K League 1 (South Korea)
- Liga MX (Mexico)
- Eliteserien (Norway)
- Ekstraklasa (Poland)
- League Portugal (Portugal)
- Premier Division (Republic of Ireland)
- League I (Romania)
- Pro League (Saudi Arabia)
- SPL (Scotland)
- Allsvenskan (Sweden)
- Superliga (Switzerland)
- Super Lig (Turkey)
- MLS (US/Canada)
In addition to the usual leagues and players, in recent years EA has begun to expand to require licenses for other tournaments. This started with international cups and soon expanded into domestic European competitions.
The popular World Cup content has been confirmed to return in FIFA 23, but there’s no word on whether EA will be able to use this special license beyond the end of the partnership. So we’ll have to wait and see if career mode players can compete in the World Championship in EA SPORTS FC.
Happily, UEFA is keen to maintain its partnership with the football series. That means the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League should all return for promos like in both Career Mode and Ultimate Team way to the final.
In a statement shared with the initial announcement, UEFA Marketing Director Guy-Laurent Epstein said: “With a shared commitment to serving football fans around the world, we look forward to our continued partnership with EA SPORTS FC to to offer players authentic in-game experiences with the club competitions they love.”
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It’s only natural that fans will still have plenty of questions and concerns about the future of the franchise, and EA has confirmed that a more in-depth reveal will take place July 2023.
Here we should take our first real look at what EA SPORTS FC has inherited from FIFA, as well as new innovations. But the publisher is clearly keen to focus on FIFA 23 before it pulls back the curtain.
That’s all we know so far about the new era of EA Soccer titles. We will update this page with the latest details as they are announced. In the meantime, be sure to check out some of our FIFA guides:
Best Forwards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team | Best Goalkeepers to Buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team | The best center backs to buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team | The best midfielders to buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team | Premier League POTM | Series A POTM | League 1 POTM | Eredivisie POTM | La Liga POTM | Bundesliga POTM
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