FIFA 15 Won’t Feature Brazil’s Professional League Due to Licensing Issues
It seems like Brazil National Team and fans are a bit out of luck! After the unfortunate defeat at FIFA World Cup 2014, Brazilian fans (at least those who are hyped for FIFA 15) should brace themselves for another sad bit of news.
Just recently, Electronic Arts Sports confirmed via its official website that the upcoming instalment in FIFA franchise will not feature Brazilian Clubs due to the licensing issues with the Brazilian rights holders. However, if it makes things somewhat better, Brazil National Team has been retained in the game.
In addition to this, Brazilian stars that play for other top clubs around the world will also make it to the game. Although this seems like the final verdict, Electronic Arts Sports is asking fans to be patient as they continue discussions with Brazilian rights holders.
Here’s a statement in full as found on the EA Sports website:
Today, we want to inform you that due to some changes in the ways players are licensed in Brazil domestic leagues, we were unable to reach an agreement with the Brazilian rights holders for their inclusion in FIFA 15. While this is unfortunate news for many of our fans, we were able to retain the Brazil National Team in FIFA 15 as well as the Brazilian stars that play in other top leagues around the world. Thanks for your understanding as we continue to keep the lines of communication open with the Brazilian rights holders.
Lastly, the developer/publisher Electronic Arts has revealed that they are planning to bring more news on leagues and licenses at this year’s Gamescom.