The current four major leagues in Europe have started the pre-season warm-up matches. The two major football game developers Konami and EA Sports also disclosed some details of “PES2020” and “FIFA 2020”, respectively. Konami announced that it signed an agreement with the Premier League Manchester United and the Serie A Juventus. The former can use the portraits of the two club players, club badges, names, jerseys, etc. in PES2020.
This does not hinder the love of Manchester United fans and FIFA game enthusiasts, because EA Sports has signed a licensing agreement with the Premier League as well. So Manchester United’s team name, team logo, jersey, venue, player name and portrait will be retained in FIFA 20. However, due to the long-term cooperation agreement between Konami and Manchester United, players will see many Manchester United names in “PES2020”.
However, the agreement signed of Juventus Club with Konami has a far-reaching impact on FIFA 2020. Because EA Sports needs to cooperate with Serie A club one by one, it will lose the authorization of Juventus Club. This team will appear with the name of Piemonte Calcio in FIFA 2020, and EA Sports cannot use Juventus Club’s jerseys and emblems. Fortunately, players such as Ronaldo will still appear on the team, but more or less will affect the game experience.
Jonas Lygaard, the senior director brand and business development at Konami, 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.”
Giorgio Ricci, the chief financial officer for Juventus, added: “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 eSports.”