For several years now, the UEFA Champions League was out of reach for EA Sports and its annual FIFA franchise because Konami’s PES series got the rights to it. With Konami and UEFA parting ways this year, it looks like it didn’t take long for EA Sports to scoop up the license.
As noted by a user on Reset Era, Dutch commentator Evert ten Napel, revealed recently that FIFA 19 will have the UEFA Champions League license as well as the Europa League too. You can read what he had to say on the topic posted below.
He said: “For about six or seven days a year, I record updated lines [for the game] in the studio in Utrecht with Youri Mulder [another commentator]. In 2019 as well, the game will get even better, because they’ve added the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. I’m almost finished with the 2019 version, which will then go to the test center. [In the test center] some very good players will check everything and after that, it will go to the stores in October. And then all those weirdos will be standing in line again at midnight.”
FIFA 19 will be out later this year on all major platforms. We will probably have an official announcement on the game and its new leagues next month during the EA Play event.