Jason Sudeikis’ character from the hit Apple TV+ series “Ted Lasso” will appear in EA Sports’ upcoming video game, FIFA 23. Ted Lasso will play as a manager with the show’s fictional football club AFC Richmond.
EA (Electronic Arts) announcement Today’s news comes alongside a trailer featuring everyone’s “favorite mustachioed manager,” the company wrote.
EA is probably hoping the addition of beloved TV characters will bring new players to the game. Video game series usually feature real-life clubs, so having “Ted Lasso” characters like Lasso, Coach Beard, Jamie Tartt, Danny Rojas, Sam Obisnia, Roy Kent, and Isaac McAdoo is a notable addition that will excite many fans.
The Apple TV+ series recently won a second Emmy for Outstanding Comedy, an impressive feat for a relatively new show. The streaming service released “Ted Lasso” in 2020.
“In a short time and with limited prior experience, Ted Lasso has become a cultural phenomenon, bringing to life the passion of soccer and the power of belief for millions of fans worldwide,” said David Jackson, VP of Brand at EA Sports. FIFA in a statement.
Players can choose Ted Lasso as a manager in career mode. There is also the option to create their own manager, choose a real-world licensed manager to take control of AFC Richmond, or even create a player and join the AFC Richmond squad in any league.
The “Ted Lasso” team, The Greyhounds, will appear as part of the “Rest of the World” league in Game Mode Kickoff, Online Friendlies, and the Online Season.
The company also announced that there will be items to unlock, such as Ted Lasso and Coach Beard manager items, AFC Richmond kits, badges, flags and more. AFC Richmond’s home stadium, Nelson Road, will be attended by pro clubs.
“We look forward to giving our fans the opportunity to play, play and even play with their favorite AFC Richmond characters,” Sudeikis said in a statement.
FIFA 23 launches on September 30 and will be available worldwide on PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Stadia and Xbox One. Players who purchased the Ultimate Edition will get early access on September 27.
FIFA 23 will be the last game in the series with the FIFA name attached to it, so it will leave a lasting impression on fans. EA Sports announced it After nearly 30 years, it broke ties with FIFA And will instead continue the video game series under a new name – EA Sports FC. While fans will likely continue to play games without “FIFA” in the title, this marks a significant change for the game of soccer.
Apart from the Ted Lasso character, FIFA 23 will also get some The long awaited additionSuch as cross-play, World Cup, and women’s club teams will be added for the first time