Ted Lasso is in FIFA 23. Sam Obisanya, Dani Rojas, and the rest of AFC Richmond, the fictional English football club in Apple TV Plus's Emmy-winning comedy-drama
On Wednesday, Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the crossover for the EA Sports global best-seller, which is much stronger than previously thought. Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) is available as a manager for AFC Richmond or any other team. Players may also create their own pro and join AFC Richmond in Career, playing in whatever league they choose.
FIFA 23 will include the Richmond's fictional home stadium, Nelson Road (which, in real life, is Crystal Palaces Selhurst Park), as well as the Greyhounds' roster in the Kickoff (one-off matches), Online Friendlies, and Online Seasons mode.
Brett Goldstein, who plays Kent in the famously foul-mouthed Kent, said in a statement that was censored by EA, not us. Im not sure this will help dispel the CGI rumors, but, f*** it, it's totally worthwhile.
Goldstein is referring to a strange Internet conspiracy theory/meme that claims that Roy Kent is entirely a CGI creation and that his actor does not exist. (For the record, Goldstein has maintained that he is a completely genuine, normal, human guy who does basic, human things.)
Goldstein said he looks forward to defeating 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 the team in FIFA 23.
Jason Sudeikis, Lasso's son, said he is a fan of the EA Sports soccer franchise and called the inclusion a "dream come true for me and the other scouts."
We are extremely proud that this program has such an overwhelming following, according to Sudeikis. We look forward to having our fans experience, play alongside, and even play against their favorite AFC Richmond characters.
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 kit their virtual sides in Richmond uniforms, play at Nelson Road, and hang Greyhound banners and tifos in the seats.
In career modes, players and supporters have previously modded the club in or created homages to the Sudeikis character, but this will be the first time AFC Richmond will be included in the series' main lineup of clubs.
Ted Lasso and his cast won Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting 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 released 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.