By Shazwan Zulkiffli
Bad news for FIFA players who are fans of Catalonian football club Barcelona FC, as EA Sports will not have the rights to feature the club’s prestigious stadium, Camp Nou, in the latest installation of the yearly hit football simulator.
Direct competitors of the FIFA franchise, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer or PES, has bought exclusive rights to everything Camp Nou – including classic Barcelona kits and Barcelona Legends for the PES version of Ultimate Team, MyClub.
The news came with a graphic teaser of pre-blonde Messi, Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and a topless Neymar – a little of what PES fans can expect for the next installment.
“ By working closely with a team of Barcelona’s stature we can introduce the PES series to a huge global fan base. This partnership will deliver access to the very best players in the modern game and to one of the world’s most respected and ambitious clubs. The PES series is famed for its realism and control, so the fit between such a skilled team and a game that celebrates such ability is perfect” said Konami president Tomotada Tashiro.
Now, you lucky PES fans, you can enjoy the beauty of the stadium and the graphics – against London Blue and North London.