Following on from their deal with F.C. Barcelona
, EA Sports have signed a deal with Everton, making them their official gaming partner until the end of next season. As part of the deal, Everton players have undertaken head scans for FIFA 14
in order to make their appearance as realistic as possible and, for the first time, Goodison Park will be making its way into the game.
Dan Holman, Head of UK Product Marketing, EA SPORTS, had this to say:
We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Everton and especially to be adding Goodison Park to the stadium roster in FIFA 14. This will ensure fans will get a completely authentic experience. We look forward to working closely with the club over the next two years.
Everton’ s Commercial Director Dave Biggar meanwhile said this:
We’re delighted that EA SPORTS are once again joining our portfolio of official partners – and even more so that Goodison will make its debut in FIFA 14. The game is hugely popular so we have no doubt that Evertonians will be looking forward to playing inside the stadium, even if it is in a virtual sense!
As part of this new partnership, a special Everton FIFA 14 cover will be made available for download when the game launches on September 27th. A limited edition version of the game with an Everton sleeve will be available at the store in Everton One or Everton Two, or at evertondirect.com
will boot Xbox 360 copies into stores September 27th, with a kick-off for the Xbox One yet to be announced.