Yesterday, we were treated to this tease from the Ted Lasso and EA Sports Fifa Twitter accounts.
Most of the replies to the Ted Lasso tweet were about the upcoming third season of Ted Lasso. Today, we found out why Jason Sudekis was doing motion capture. Both Coach Lasso and the AFC Richmond team are coming to FIFA 23.
Ted Lasso will be available as a manager in Career Mode, while the AFC Richmond team will be playable in career Mode, Kickoff, Online Friendlies, and Online Sessions. EA mentioned that “a number of AFC Richmond items including kits, tifos, Manager items, and other content will also be available to unlock across FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) and Pro Clubs where applicable.”
Actor Jason Sudekis commented on his inclusion as Ted Lasso in FIFA 23.
I am truly fortunate, and deeply grateful, to have had many special moments in my career thus far,” he said in a press release. “I consider this experience among the best of them. As long-time fans of EA SPORTS FIFA, having Ted Lasso and the whole AFC Richmond squad incorporated into the newest version of the game is truly a dream come true for myself and the rest of the fellas. Our cast and crew work tremendously hard on this show, and we are flattered that it resonates with so many folks. We look forward to our fans having the opportunity to play with, play as, and even play against their favorite AFC Richmond characters.”
Brett Goldstein, who plays Roy Kent, had a statement as well.
“It is so f***ing cool to be in FIFA. I’m not sure this is going to help dispel the CGI rumours but f*** it, totally worth it,” said Roy Kent actor Brett Goldstein. “I look forward to beating my nephew in a game with me as Roy Kent and him as Jamie Tartt. He’s gonna be furious.”
This will be the final FIFA came from EA Sports. Their partnership is now over and, moving forward, the EA Sports game will be called EA Sports FC.
FIFA 23 will release on September 30th, 2022. It will be available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.