Another year of FIFA and another year without the Brazilian clubs. In early September, Electronic Arts announced they would be included full licensed in FIFA 17. This week, they turned back and informed that FIFA 17 will not feature the Brazilian clubs full licensed as announced.
FIFA 17 will not feature the Brazilian clubs full Licensed as Announced
What a coincidence! Just after the best sales week of FIFA franchise history, EA announced that FIFA 17 will not feature the Brazilian clubs full licensed as announced on the first day of September. Here is the new statement:
Brazilian clubs will launch with generic player names, and will not be included in FUT. We’ll update all FIFA 17 fans about player names when and if information becomes available.
Did you miss this announcement? Of course you missed. They haven’t tweeted or shared on their Facebook page. They published a small note in a old article that you can find here and that’s it. It’s done. Typically from Electronic Arts. This is more serious than it looks because they are selling a product that doesn’t match with the features officially announced.
Let’s remember the first announcement about the Brazilian clubs in FIFA 17:
Electronic Arts announced today that 23 Brazilian teams will feature in EA SPORTS FIFA 17. The teams, all with official names and authentic crests include:
Vasco da Gama
The 18 teams from Brazil’s first division are playable in Career Mode in FIFA 17.
“Some of the most exciting football is played in Brazil, in front of some of the most passionate fans, so we made a commitment to continue to bring that experience to life for the fans of EA SPORTS FIFA,” said Jonathan Harris, Publishing Business Manager for EA Brazil. “This is the largest number of Brazilian teams in FIFA since the launch of the latest generation of consoles and we’re very excited to have some of them return to Career Mode.”
All 18 first division Brazilian teams will be listed in their respective league in the FIFA 17 menu, and the five second division teams will be found in the Rest of World Menu. Stay tuned for more news about Brazilian clubs, leagues, and players if and when information becomes available.