EA SPORTS have announced that Everton stadium Goodison Park will debut in FIFA 14 after signing a 2 year deal as the Club’s official gaming partner until the end of the 2014/15 season.
The team paid a visit to Everton’s home ground, Goodsion Park earlier this year and are committed to capturing the all-important details of one of the oldest football grounds in the world for FIFA 14 and beyond.
The partnership saw the first team line-up undergo a 360-degree 3D digital head scan at the Club’s training ground so that EA SPORTS could make their virtual counterparts as lifelike as possible.
The partnership will also see the return of the EA SPORTS Dugout at Goodison Park for the upcoming season. The dugout features two large dugout-style seats and contains Xbox 360 game consoles and iPads. It will be available at selected fixtures starting with Newcastle on September 30th.
The first team squad will also be able to try out the game when the dugout pays a visit to Finch Farm to host this season’s Pro-Player Tournament. Last season Shane Duffy emerged as the FIFA 13 champion after a hotly-contested tournament with Seamus Coleman, Darron Gibson and Victor Anichebe.
A special Everton FIFA 14 cover will be available for supporters to download for free when the game is launched on September 27th. Speaking on the partnership, Dan Holman, Head of UK Product Marketing, EA SPORTS said:
We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Everton and especially to be adding Goodison Park to the stadium roster in FIFA 14. This will ensure fans will get a completely authentic experience. We look forward to working closely with the club over the next two years.
Everton’ s Commercial Director Dave Biggar added:
We’re delighted that EA SPORTS are once again joining our portfolio of official partners – and even more so that Goodison will make its debut in FIFA 14. The game is hugely popular so we have no doubt that Evertonians will be looking forward to playing inside the stadium, even if it is in a virtual sense!
Screenshots of Goodison Park in FIFA 14 have also been released. Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.