The news from the Electronic Arts field is unpleasant for Greek gamers and especially Olympiacos fans, as it seems that their favorite team will not be in the FIFA 23 game, as it happened in previous years.
The producer, EA Sports, has not clarified the reason. In the published relevant list regarding the teams (clubs and national teams), the name Olympiakos is not in the Rest of the World category, which raises a lot of questions.
Normally Panathinaikos, PAOK and AEK
On the other hand, Panathinaikos, AEK and PAOK will attend normally. Exactly the same thing happens with the Greek National Team -also absent- but also with other National Teams.
In the list of what is available at launch of FIFA 23 there are 34 national teams and it is highlighted that for the first time after ten years Croatia, finalist of the previous World Cup, returns.
It is unknown if the list is definitive and it is possible that there will be an update in the coming days, with the clubs that will participate in the European competitions of the new season. Perhaps the missing selections will be added with the relevant update that the company has promised to launch shortly before the start of the World Cup, which is scheduled to be held next November in Qatar.
False names in the Brazilian National Team
An important news regarding the launch of the popular title that will bear the name of the World Football Federation, is that the Brazilian team will not have the real names of the players, which is reminiscent of previous decades, when the rivalry between FIFA was in its strong and Pro Evolution Soccer.
FIFA 23 will be released on September 30, 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Apparently, with the data that there is at the moment, the two sides (EA and Olympiacos) did not renew their cooperation and now we have one less Greek team in FIFA 23. It should be remembered that FIFA 23 is the last to bear the name of the Federation World Cup in its title, as from next year the series is renamed EA Sports FC. Right now, EA is trying its hardest to “scream” how strong it is in all the markets where football has millions of fans, posting messages of support from the clubs that will follow it in its next step.
EA Sports Greek Market
EA has been showing for decades that the Greek market is not its priority. The last time we saw a Greek league in a FIFA game was in 1997, which included the entire Greek league!
According to information, both EA partners, as well as those in charge of retail stores in our country, were not aware of this novelty for FIFA 23 content. With pre-orders already started a few days ago, those in charge of the chains Greek retailers are worried about possible cancellations by fans who will definitely not be able to enjoy games with their favorite team this year.
FIFA remains one of the most commercial video games in the territory, both in physical form (through retail stores) and through digital copies purchased by players from the corresponding platforms (for example, Origin, PlayStation Store, Xbox Store). , Nintendo Store).
What will finally happen to Olympiakos in FIFA 23?
As things stand at the moment Olympiacos will not be in the title and the only way to have a reversal is to make a new deal between the two parties for the Piraeus team to appear in the title through some upgrade.
However, Olympiacos appears in Konami’s eFootball 2023 soccer video game, even in the form of trading cards, with their logo and the players, as well as the current sponsors. Konami secured cooperation with the Piraeus team, even at a time when it no longer strongly promotes its football game and offers it free to all fans, while it has been in a disadvantageous position for a few years in the Greek market that was one of the last castles of the Pro Evolution Soccer series in Europe.
On the part of the Selection, there is no information so far about his absence from the famous video game.
source: iefi merida