Japan’s J-League is reportedly being eliminated in FIFA 23 after the league’s organizing physique and EA SPORTS agreed to finish their partnership, though it might return sooner or later.
The J-League (also called the Meiji Yasuda J1 League) is the highest degree of the Japan Skilled Soccer League and one of the vital profitable leagues in Asia. It’s been included in FIFA titles for greater than six years.
Nevertheless, that’s seemingly altering in FIFA 23, the final iteration that can bear the FIFA title earlier than it adjustments to EA SPORTS FC. The J-League’s groups, gamers, kits, and badges will now not be obtainable in any modes, in response to a brand new report.
Witcher, an insider who’s a dependable supply for info on FIFA titles, dropped the information on social media.
“After six years, J-League and EA SPORTS finish the partnership. FIFA 23 is not going to characteristic the league,” he stated.
It’s led to some hypothesis that the J-League has struck a licensing take care of Konami’s eFootball 2023, the non secular successor to the Professional Evolution Soccer (PES) franchise. Nevertheless, that hasn’t been confirmed but.
After 6 years, Jleague and EA SPORTS finish the partnership. #FIFA23 is not going to characteristic the league. Perhaps the league again sooner or later.
— Witcher (@fifawitcher) Could 31, 2022
It’s a turbulent time for FIFA gamers. Not solely do they concern different groups and leagues will pull out of licensing partnerships, however they’re additionally nonetheless coming to phrases with the truth that the sport is being rebranded.
Nevertheless, the builders assured followers that “the whole lot you like about our video games can be a part of EA SPORTS FC” and claimed to have licenses for greater than 19,000 gamers, 700 groups, 100 stadiums, and 30 leagues.