Khel Now had earlier reported that the league was in talks to be part of the popular gaming series.
It is a great news for Indian FIFA-lovers, as they can now play with their favourite Indian Super League sides in the upcoming EA Sports FIFA 20 mobile version.
Khel Now had earlier reported that Electronic Arts and the ISL were in talks regarding a deal and now we can confirm that the league is set to be part of the game starting this year itself.
“It is a proud moment for Indian football as an Indian league is being recognised by the biggest sports gaming series and it will help the ISL to reach out to a wider audience,” a source close to the developments said.
The upcoming EA Sports FIFA 20 is set to come with new features to improve the gameplay for its wide range of users and just to keep their millions of fans more engrossed in the game, EA have decided to add the ISL to the array of leagues in their mobile version, which is sure to create a frenzy among Indian football fans all over the world.
Earlier, the Indian national team was added to the FIFA roster by EA back in 2012 in their FIFA 13 edition, which was a pleasant surprise for Indian fans. Since then, football has been on the rise in the country and the ISL has played a major role in increasing its popularity, since its inception in 2014.
Official trailer of FIFA 20 console version
Electronic Arts will have all the legal rights of the ISL which will include the club crests, realistic player models and stadiums. In exchange, the league will get monetary benefits from EA. Depending on the success of the league in their mobile edition this year, it will be introduced in the game’s editions for desktops and also on all other platforms, including Xbox and Sony Play Station in future editions.
The move will definitely excite the Indian football fans who have been requesting Electronic Arts to add the domestic league to the FIFA roster. Now, their wish has been granted and this should lead to a huge spike in the game’s sales in the country. The move will also enable the league to expand its burgeoning fan base in global markets.