Bluenose dreams realised amid Rangers link-up with £1.1bn outfit
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Bluenose dreams realised amid Rangers link-up with £1.1bn outfit

Rangers have announced an official partnership with EA Sports and FIFA 23 in an exciting link-up that will see the childhood dreams of several bluenoses realised.

The Ibrox side previously had a deal with Konami title Pro Evolution Soccer which saw real player likenesses and the famous Ibrox Stadium included in the game.

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But there is little doubt FIFA is the dominant football simulation title in the gaming marketplace and the notion fans can play with their heroes in Ibrox Stadium on this title will have them salivating.

FIFA 23 is the most popular football simulation in the world and to give you an insight into its success the EA Sports title raked in an impressive £1.1bn between March 2020 and April 2021 [Goal].

Now, Rangers will be included as official partners of the title with the first team squad to undergo 3D head scans for player likenesses and Ibrox Stadium to be included for the first time since the 1990s.

EA Sports will also have an increased presence at the stadium with the club set to unveil a range of esports initiatives in the coming months, including international events and match day activities at the fan village and new Edmiston House.

On top of that, fans can expect unique FIFA content pieces on the club’s digital and social platforms.

Rangers announce deal with EA Sports and FIFA 23

“This is a truly exciting partnership for the club, and I think it speaks volumes for the standing Rangers has on the international stage that such a recognisable brand like EA SPORTS FIFA were so eager to enter into a partnership with the club,” said marketing director James Bisgrove [Rangers].

“While commercially, the partnership will provide a substantial financial investment into Rangers every season, I also know our supporters will enjoy the ability to play with a life-like Rangers team within our iconic Ibrox home in the future.

“The 3D head scans of the first team and of Ibrox are set to take place in the coming weeks, and we can’t wait to see these launched in a future release of EA SPORTS FIFA 23.

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“The world of esports is growing at unprecedented levels, and this partnership will allow us to fully enter this space with a meaningful strategy and strong partner in the sector.”

FIFA 23 is set to be released worldwide on September 30th and with over 300 individual licensed partners the game includes access to 19,000 athletes across 700 teams in 100 stadiums across 30 leagues.

Meanwhile, one player who has been linked with an Ibrox exit was spotted back in training amid much speculation surrounding his future.