Ted Lasso Is Coming To FIFA 23’s Career Mode (Yes, Really)

FIFA 23 Ted Lasso

One of the most requested new additions to FIFA 23 (apart from properly punishing people who abuse the quitting system online) is finally becoming a reality. Ted Lasso along with AFC Richmond will be featured in the game. Don’t check your calendars.

According to the announcement, players will be able to choose AFC Richmond in Career Mode and also use Ted Lasso as their playable manager, among other bonkers crossovers:

Ted Lasso, Coach Beard, and the biggest stars of the AFC Richmond squad including Jamie Tartt, Dani Rojas, Sam Obisanya, Roy Kent, and Isaac McAdoo will all be authentically integrated into FIFA 23, along with Nelson Road–the club’s home ground.

One of the game’s great motivators, you’ll be able to select Ted Lasso as your playable manager in Career Mode, or you can manage AFC Richmond by swapping them into the Premier League or any other playable Career Mode league.

AFC Richmond will be playable across Career Mode, Kick-Off, Online Friendlies, and Online Seasons, including The Greyhounds’ Nelson Road home stadium.

And in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, you’ll be able to show your love for AFC Richmond with a series of customisation items including authentic kits and TIFOs, as well as being able to find and select Ted Lasso or Coach Beard as your club’s manager. All AFC Richmond content in FUT will be available through objectives and challenges.

The trailer, which you can catch at the top of the page, closes with Ted himself riffing on EA’s iconic “it’s in the game” line. Worth the licensing cost on its own.

Don’t buy the Switch version if you want to play as Ted, as that’s just a bad idea.

FIFA 23 launches on October 1st, 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X & S.

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