FIFA 20 Loses Juventus when PES 2020 Announces Exclusivity Deal; Ea Responds

Jul 17,2019

Juventus are going to be exclusive to PES 2020 this year, that means FIFA 20 can got to deal while not. PES publisher Konami has declared a "long-term" trot out the club that produces PES "the solely console football to incorporate the Italian champions."

Konami says the partnership covers exclusive use of Juve's "team name, crest, and official kits"--as well as its Allianz Stadium--within "console soccer video games." That leaves the door open for alternative games, like soccer Manager, to incorporate the club, however details thereon square measure unclear. what's clear is that FIFA won't embrace Juventus this year; Ea has declared its plans to instead feature associate degree unlicenced version of the club.


"Following a detailed relationship with Juventus soccer Club, Ea Sports will make sure that Gregorian calendar month thirty marked the top of its partnership with the club," EA said.

In a separate statement, the publisher continued: "Piemonte Calcio are going to be a brand new playable team in FIFA 20 with a custom badge and kit throughout Kick-Off, Career Mode, and Volta. Piedmont Calcio can use real-world, authentic players in FIFA 20 and FIFA 20 Ultimate Team. Piedmont Calcio players' Chemistry among FIFA 20 Ultimate Team is unaffected by these changes."

The term "Piemonte" could be a relation to the region of Italian Republic Juventus is found, Piedmont. "Calcio," meantime, is that the Italian word for "kick" that's usually related to soccer within the country. FIFA's version of the Italian league, Serie A, is titled Calcio A thanks to the shortage of official league license.

EA went on to reassure fans that whereas Juve's name, badge, and kits square measure unlicenced in FIFA 20, the club's players would still be depictions of their real selves, as player likenesses return below the umbrella soccer union, FIFPro, and not their individual clubs or leagues. Since FIFPro has partnerships with each Konami and Ea, each square measure allowable to copy player names and faces in their games. Ea additionally aforementioned FIFA 20 can still feature Piedmont Calcio players as in-form players in Ultimate Team in accordance with Juventus's real-world standing. the corporate terminated by confirming existing versions of FIFA square measure unaffected by the modification.

PES 2020 launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on September 10. A demo version, which includes online and offline match types as well as the game's edit mode, will launch on July 30.