FIFA 23 Licenses: Premier League GIANTS sign with eFootball

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FIFA 23 is just around the corner, with a host of news and rumours spilling out regarding this year's game.

One of the most intriguing sub-plots to EA's most recent release is the licensing battle currently underway with eFootball, with both sides fighting hard to gain an advantage.

Konami are the latest to strike, with a Premier League giant secured for a further year.

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Arsenal x eFootball

Arsenal have extended their deal with eFootball, with the new contract now running until 2023.

The deal will see Konami remain as the Official Football Video Gaming Partner of Arsenal.

Club kits and the fully licensed Emirates Stadium will continue to feature in eFootball, with a full set of 3D scans for the 'ultimate translation between real life and virtual appearances.'

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Konami's branding will also feature on the headrests of the seats in the home and away dugouts in the real-life Emirates stadium.

Konami has also confirmed that Arsenal will continue to take part in esports games, including the eFootball Championship Pro.

Bad News for FIFA?!

FIFA fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as nothing mentioned in this reveal states that Arsenal will be exclusive to eFootball.

Arsenal will continue to have their fully licensed kits and stadia in FIFA 23, with EA Sports having a strong license deal in place with the Premier League.

This deal could potentially mean that EA Sports may not have updated face scans for the Gunners in FIFA 23, but that remains to be seen until full launch.

Whilst this deal may not be exclusive, it could throw up issues in the future as both FIFA and EA Sports look to secure license deals following the split between the two companies.