Ted Lasso is in FIFA 23. So are Sam Obisanya, Dani Rojas, and the rest of AFC Richmond, the fictional English football club in Apple TV Plus Emmy-winning comedy-drama.
On Wednesday, Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the EA Sports global best-seller crossover, which is much stronger than previously assumed. Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) is available as a manager for AFC Richmond or any other team. Players may also create their own professional club and join AFC Richmond in Career.
FIFA 23 will include the Greyhounds' fictional home stadium, Nelson Road (which, in real life, is Crystal Palaces Selhurst Park) as well as the Kickoff (one-off matches) and Online Seasons modes.
Brett Goldstein, who plays Kent in the famously foul-mouthed Kent, said it was ridiculous to be in FIFA. However, I'm not sure this will help dispel the CGI rumors, but it's definitely worth it.
Goldstein is referring to a bizarre Internet conspiracy theory/meme that states that Roy Kent is completely a CGI creation and that his actor does not exist. (For the record, Goldstein has stated that he is a completely genuine, normal, human man, who does normal, human, basic things, like rendering and buffering.)
Goldstein said that he wants to beat my nephew in a game with him as Roy Kent and him as Jamie Tartt. He'll be enraged. Though Kent retired from Richmond and became a (foul-mouthed) analyst for Sky Sports in Ted Lasso season 2, he will be on their starting 11 in FIFA 23.
Jason Sudeikis, Lasso's brother, said he loves the EA Sports soccer franchise and that the inclusion was "a dream come true for me and the rest of the guys."
Our crew and crew are hard at work on this program, and we are surprised that it resonates with so many people, according to Sudeikis. We look forward to having our fans play with, play with, and even play against their favorite AFC Richmond characters.
EA Sports has announced that additional AFC Richmond content will be available in the Football Ultimate Team and Pro Clubs modes, including, yes, manager items for both Lasso and Coach Beard. Players will also be able to outfit their virtual sides in Richmond uniforms, practice at Nelson Road, and hang Greyhound banners and tifos on the seats.
In career modes, players and supporters have modded the club in or built homages to Sudeikis, but this will be the first time AFC Richmond will appear in the series' main lineup of clubs.
Ted Lasso and his cast earned Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Goldstein), and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 12.
FIFA 23 will be available on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on September 27, 2022. Some features on current-generation versions are not available on other platforms.