Juventus’ major stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, and more will be joining a brand new team in FIFA franchise.
Konami has revealed that an exclusivity deal has been struck with the Turin club, which secures their licensing for the new season and for their upcoming title, EFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020.
That's right, #eFootballPES2020 will be the ONLY console football video game you can play as a fully licensed @Juventusfcen team in their glorious Allianz Stadium Home Ground. #JUVxPES pic.twitter.com/ayfmjDyuux
— Pro Evolution Soccer (@officialpes) July 16, 2019
In simple terms, this means that the squad will still feature in FIFA as normal, but will be playing under a new crest, at an unfamiliar stadium, and under a very different name.
Konami have secured similar licensing agreements in recent years, much to the displeasure of FIFA players, who celebrated the arrival of long-awaited Champions League rights for the first time in FIFA 19.
Below you can see an official trailer for Juventus’ arrival to PES 2020, which shows various members of the squad engaging in face scanning booths, and gives us a taster of how the club will be presented in the new game.[ad name=”article3″]
In return, though, famous stadiums such as Barcelona’s Camp Nou have been made unavailable as exclusive deals with the Catalan giants and other teams were reached. As a result of this deal, the Allianz Stadium will also be unavailable in FIFA 20.
Real players with accurate game faces will still feature for the newly formed Piemonte Calcio club, but lack of the official name, crest and more will give players of the EA Sports title a taste of what long-time PES players experienced for years – with a lack of licenses.
For those wanting to try out EFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020, a demo version of the unreleased game will be available from July 30.
Not just Juventus will be included, but Manchester United, Bayern Munich, and other high profile partners too. It will be available on PC via Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 platforms.[ad name=”article5″]
Whether or not this announcement will sway some Juve fans away from the new FIFA title is unclear, but there’s no doubt that it will take some getting used to for players.