Yesterday, Konami announced a new long-term deal with Italian champions. According to Konami, Juventus FC will be exclusive to PES 2020 this year, which means that the club won’t be featured in FIFA 2020. According to news, the partnership includes the use of Juventus team name, crest, official kits, and home pitch Allianz Stadium.
While it’s good news to PES game fans, FIFA 20 players will have to make do without one of the most famous clubs in the world. However, EA quickly made a statement clarifying that the deal only covers the club but not its players. This means that Christiano Ronaldo alongside its teammates will still be featured in the game as members of a fictional team Piemonte Calcio.
EA’s statement reads as follows:
“Piemonte Calcio will be a new playable team in FIFA 20 with a custom badge and kit throughout Kick-Off, Career Mode, and Volta. Piemonte Calcio will use real-world, authentic players in FIFA 20 and FIFA 20 Ultimate Team. Piemonte Calcio players’ Chemistry within FIFA 20 Ultimate Team is unaffected by these changes.”
However, without a doubt, this is a huge hit for FIFA 20. For years, the game’s advantage over PES series was licensing. Seems, like Konami finally got the message and started to pursue big club names. PES 2020 also has signed official partnerships with Manchester United, Arsenal, and Bayern Minich, however, these three doesn’t have any exclusivity deals… For now.
PES 2020 (named as eFootball PES 2020) will launch on September 10th on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. FIFA 2020 will launch on the same platforms a bit later, on September 27th.