The Ibrox team previously made a deal with Konami title Pro Evolution Soccer which included real player likenesses and the famous Ibrox stadium included in the game.
But there is no doubt that FIFA is the dominant football simulation title in the gaming market and the notion that fans can play with their heroes at the Ibrox stadium on this title will make them salivate.
FIFA 23 is the most popular football sim in the world and to give you a taste of its success, the EA Sports title grossed an impressive £1.1 billion between March 2020 and April 2021. [Goal].
Now Rangers will be included as official title partners with the first team to undergo 3D head scans for player likenesses and Ibrox Stadium will be included for the first time since the 1990s.
EA Sports will also have an increased presence at the stadium, with the club set to unveil a range of esports initiatives in the coming months, including international events and matchday activities at the fan village and the new Edmiston House.
On top of that, fans can expect unique FIFA content on the club’s digital and social platforms.
Rangers announce deal with EA Sports and FIFA 23
“It’s a really exciting partnership for the club, and I think it says a lot about Rangers’ position on the international stage that a brand as recognizable as EA SPORTS FIFA was so keen to partner with the club.” , said marketing. director James Bisgrove [Rangers].
“While commercially the partnership will provide a substantial financial investment in Rangers each season, I also know that our supporters will appreciate the opportunity to play with a realistic Rangers side at our iconic home of Ibrox in the future.
“3D scans of the first team and Ibrox header are expected to happen in the coming weeks, and we can’t wait to see them launched in a future version of EA SPORTS FIFA 23.
“The world of esports is growing at unprecedented levels, and this partnership will allow us to fully enter this space with a meaningful strategy and a strong partner in the industry.”
FIFA 23 is set to release worldwide on September 30e and with over 300 individual licensed partners, the game includes access to 19,000 athletes across 700 teams in 100 stadiums across 30 leagues.
Meanwhile, a player who has been linked with an Ibrox exit has been spotted in training amid much speculation over his future.