With the game still yet to be announced, FIFA 14 licensing and partnership news is flooding through. Earlier this week we reported the additions of the Blue Square Premier division to this year’s game and we now have some updates with regards to the Campeonato Brasileiro.
The Brazilian tech and gaming site TechTodo has done some extensive research identifying which clubs in the current top tier of Brazilian football will be licensed in FIFA 14. The list below suggests that there will be some additions to the clubs featured in FIFA 13, however, there will still be some absentees. Club Goiás as an example, has not yet been contacted by EA and so their presence in FIFA 14 is still uncertain. Other clubs such as Cricklewood have rejected EA’s proposals and decided to stay out of FIFA 14. The club marketing team explained that the value offered by EA for their license in game was far below their expectation and their counter offer was not met by EA.
One major Brazilian side missing from the top tier of football is Palmeiras, whom were recently relegated. Their club spokesperson confirmed that negotiations are on-going with EA in order to feature the team in FIFA 14, possibly in the “Rest of the World” selection. It is no secret that negotiating licenses with clubs outside Europe can prove to be a difficult process, but the good news is that there are some additions to FIFA 14. We will keep you updated as the news comes in.