EA Sports extends deal with Premier League
by Robert Workman, shacknews.com, Aug 6, 2014 8:00PM PDT
EA Sports has announced that it has extended its current deal with soccer's Premier League through 2019, where it will remain the Official Sports Technology Partner. As a result, it will have access to all 20 of the Premier League's Clubs, which will be included in the forthcoming FIFA 15.
With the deal, EA Sports not only acts as a premier sponsor for the League's new Goal Decision System, but also gives developers access to the teams, in which they'll scan over 200 players with 3D head scans to further capture their authenticity. All 20 of the club's stadiums will also be included in the game, rendered down to the very last detail.
“We’re extremely pleased to announce the extension of our partnership with the Premier League, the most played league inEA SPORTS FIFA,” said EA COO Peter Moore. “It brings our award-winning game to new levels of authenticity and realism, and enables fans to immerse themselves in the drama and emotion of the league. And as a life-long Liverpool FC fan, I know exactly how that feels!”
FIFA 15 will, ahem, kick off this September for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.