EA Sports promises us that FIFA 23 will be the best game of its series, and we know that it’s coming out in September or October. After that, the series will change its name to EA SPORTS FC. But even so, FIFA 23 will not include the Japanese J-League for the Career Mode and Ultimate Team, according to an insider.
The Japanese J-League is clearly one of the best football leagues in Asia, if not the best. Japanese football has almost always been of high quality, and surely many FIFA players would be disappointed if the rumor turns out to be correct.
After 6 years, Jleague and EA SPORTS end the partnership. #FIFA23 will not feature the league. Maybe the league back in the future.
— Witcher (@fifawitcher) May 31, 2022
The Japanese J-League is present In FIFA 22, and it contains the following teams:
Kawasaki Frontale, Vissel Kobe, Kashima Antlers, Yokohama F. Marinos, Urawa Red Diamonds, Cerezo Osaka, FC Tokyo, Nagoya Grampus, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Shimizu S-Pulse, Gamba Osaka, Kashiwa Reysol, Avispa Fukuoka,
Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, Sagan Tosu, Shonan Bellmare, Oita Trinita, Vegalta Sendai, Yokohama FC, and
The team having the highest budget is Visel Kobe: 16.8 million euros. Yokohama Marinos comes in second place with 10.3 million.
EA SPORTS made the announcement that the FIFA series is changing its name around mid-May, and it wrote:
Everything you love about our games will be part of EA SPORTS FC – the same great experiences, modes, leagues, tournaments, clubs and athletes will be there. Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Clubs and VOLTA Football will all be there. Our unique licensing portfolio of more than 19,000+ players, 700+ teams, 100+ stadiums and 30 leagues that we’ve continued to invest in for decades will still be there, uniquely in EA SPORTS FC. That includes exclusive partnerships with the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, the MLS – and more to come.
What do you think about FIFA 23 lacking the Japanese League?