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Ted Lasso may be joining FIFA 23, official tweet teases – Effinate Games


FIFA 23 already had a slip-up this season, releasing a full month early for certain players. Ted Lasso, the beloved trainer from the Apple TV+ series of the same name, then made a brief appearance in the game’s rating database. Now we’ve got an official tease, so it looks like he’s headed to the field really soon.

The official one Ted Lasso Twitter account shared an intriguing photo on Twitter showing what is believed to be actor Jason Sudeikis facing away from the viewer and instead looking into FIFA’s face capture rig. The camera array has been used to capture both player and manager likenesses, and it looks like the fictional boss of AFC Richmond is getting the same treatment. The tweet humorously calls out Mario, who basically says out loud that Ted is coming to FIFA 23. It’ll be interesting to see him pitted against real football managers in this year’s game.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the Lasso name thrown around in regards to joining a video playlist. A leaker claimed that Ted Lasso would be coming to MultiVersus at some point in the future — despite his show airing on Apple TV+, Ted is actually a Warner Bros. property. He is one of many names on the list of leaked and datamined characters for the crossover platform fighter. We’ll have to see which game gets him first: MultiVersus or FIFA 23.

It is worth noting that FIFA 23 will be the last from EA to carry the FIFA brand. Next year’s game will be titled EA Sports FC (for football club) as EA’s partnership with FIFA has ended. The announcement was made before FIFA 23 was released, giving it the early distinction of being the last to feature the FIFA brand. Fans of the franchise needn’t worry though: EA plans to offer all the same game modes and experiences with EA Sports FC.

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