EA Sports FC Licenses: Latest news as EA signs deal with Premier League

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The dispute between EA and FIFA is over, with the new EA Sports FC born and set to release in 2023.

Starting in 2023, EA Sports FC will be the franchise's future, with new features set to mark the start of this new era.


Take a look below to find out about all of the major leagues and licenses that will feature in this brand-new game.

EA Sports FC Licenses

License battles have never been more fierce than in recent years, with Konami, EA Sports, and many other games battling for exclusivity.

eFootball has claimed some major leagues and teams from EA, with the majority of Serie A sides taking the side of the free-to-play game.

EA Sports FC Mbappe
NEW ERA - EA Sport FC is the brand new game from EA Sports

Juventus returned in FIFA 23 and we're expecting the Italian giants to remain authentic in EA Sports FC.

AC and Inter Milan will both be off the table for EA as well, with their licenses also switching over to eFootball, along with the iconic San Siro.


Speaking of stadiums, Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena is also set to stay away from EA Sports FC, with Konami and eFootball extending their exclusive deal with the German giants.

EA Sports FC x Premier League

EA has signed a new six-year deal with the Premier League ahead of the release of EA Sports FC.

According to various reports, the partnership will be worth close to £500 million per year, which is almost double the previous annual rate.

THE RETURN - Premier League players will be back for EA Sports FC

So, what does this actually mean for EA Sports FC itself? The new game will have the rights to all 20 Premier League clubs and everything that comes with them.

EA Sports FC will feature legitimate Premier League club names, players, kits, badges and stadiums for players to enjoy.


FIFA Battle

Whilst it remains to be clear whether EA will keep all of their license portfolio following their split from FIFA, we are expecting this to be the case.

Most leagues, teams and players that signed up to license deals with FIFA would have actually been signing with EA, meaning they will continue to feature in EA Sports FC.

Of course, this does mean that international sides and major international tournaments like the World Cup will be absent from EA Sports FC.

Potential Expansion

EA Sports recently signed a major sponsorship deal with La Liga, making them the new major sponsor for the league.

What this means for EA Sports FC remains to be seen, but there's every chance we could see the game branch into a live streaming service, or a place to watch match highlights.

EA Sports FC La Liga
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“EA SPORTS FC is committed to delivering the most authentic and immersive experiences in global football," said David Jackson, VP Brand, EA SPORTS FC.

"Our innovative new partnership with LaLiga further elevates that ambition and solidifies both organizations' position at the centre of football culture.

“The visible reach and scale of this partnership is deeply exciting, as is the opportunity to deliver incredible experiences for fans through in-game innovation, interactive entertainment, and grassroots initiatives.” 

EASFC - July 2023

There is very little information available surrounding the new EA Sports FC title, with more info not arriving until July 2023!

EA's release did contain the words "Join the Club" which could allude to the subscription model mentioned above.

EA also released the following in its official statement:

"EA SPORTS FC will allow us to realize this future and much more…but not before we deliver our most expansive game ever with our current naming rights partner, FIFA, for one more year."