Juventus will not appear in the new FIFA game by EA Sports after they signed an exclusive deal with Konami for Pro Evolution soccer.
Juventus have signed an exclusive deal with Japanese company Konami, meaning Pro Evolution Soccer will be the only football game that includes the Serie A champions.
Thus, taking FIFA 20 license away from Juventus by EA Sports, which signifies that the Old lady club will not be in the famous game for next year. Also, EA Sports won’t be able to include Juventus’ official kits, team name or stadium in their game, released later on this year.
“The new and exciting partnership with Konami will see the eFootball PES series have exclusive use of Juventus intellectual property within console football video games, including the team name, the crest, and official kits,” a statement on Juventus’ website read.
“In addition, the development team has been granted in-depth access to the players themselves, via full-body 3D scan, in order to recreate their likeliness in the game as accurately as possible.”
The other reports suggest that EA Sports will allegedly rename Juventus to Piemonte Calcio, and will have same faces and names of the players.
Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand and Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment, said: “Our comprehensive partnership with Juventus FC, one of the greatest teams in the world, is a clear statement of intent for eFootball PES 2020 – the only console game where you can play as the Italian giants.”
“With eFootball PES, playing is believing and we’re proud to have Juventus FC believe in us and our exciting future together.”
Meanwhile, Juventus’ Chief Financial Officer Giorgio Ricci said: “We are particularly proud of the partnership signed with Konami.
“This agreement sees two global football and entertainment icons, PES and Juventus partnering together for the next three years, and it will allow us to easier identify with our younger fans, as well as increase our appeal to both sports fans and those of e-sports.”
The agreement with Konami, Juventus have broke years of partnership with famous FIFA game, as the Old lady club shifts its allegiance in the E-gaming.
How twitter reacted
That's right, #eFootballPES2020 will be the ONLY console football video game you can play as a fully licensed @Juventusfcen team in their glorious Allianz Stadium Home Ground. #JUVxPES pic.twitter.com/ayfmjDyuux
— Pro Evolution Soccer (@officialpes) July 16, 2019
OFFICIAL: Juventus will be known as Piemonte Calcio in FIFA 20 🎮 pic.twitter.com/obNRifYiW7
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 16, 2019
OFFICIAL: @EASPORTSFIFA confirm that Juventus will be named Piemonte Calcio in FIFA 20 after PES picked up exclusive club rights.
"Real-world players, including authentic names & faces, will still be used in the Piemonte Calcio squad throughout FIFA 20 & FIFA 20 Ultimate Team." pic.twitter.com/R1oJOSPQWX
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 16, 2019
Juventus will be exclusive in PES2020, that's huge for Konami. FIFA 20 will not have the official kits & logo 👀 pic.twitter.com/lMkHrq1McJ
— Matt (@MGH) July 16, 2019
With PES having exclusive license for Juventus, gunna be weird seeing Ronaldo with a badge like this on FIFA 20 😂 pic.twitter.com/KQtF5rvYlc
— GCIIMessi (PixelPrintDesign) (@GCIIMessi) July 16, 2019
No Juventus on FIFA 20?
How we gonna have a 92 rated player called Crustiani Ralondo? https://t.co/sq4vuIyyRf
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) July 16, 2019