FIFA 23 will not feature Russian groups, EA confirms. This information, which follows on from the corporate’s determination to pull the Russian nationwide crew and all Russian golf equipment from FIFA 22 following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, signifies that the eliminated groups and different Russia-related objects will even be absent from the subsequent iteration of EA’s soccer game.
In a assertion to Eurogamer, EA says that, “EA Sports stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and like so many voices across the world of football, calls for peace and an end to the invasion of Ukraine. In line with our partners at FIFA and UEFA, EA Sports will not include the Russian national team or Russian clubs in FIFA 23.”
EA additionally halted gross sales of its video games and content material in Russia and Belarus following the invasion of Ukraine, together with these of its FIFA Ultimate Team mode. All Russia-related objects had been faraway from sale within the Ultimate Team mode, though gamers who already owned such objects had been allowed to maintain them.