EA has officially confirmed that FIFA 15 won’t include domestic teams from Brazil due to a licensing change within the country itself.
Previously, the company has had no issues with officially licensed teams from the World Cup 2014 host, though this alteration means that world renown players such as Kaka and Ronaldinho won’t feature in this year’s release — barring a late summer transfer, of course.
EA made the announcement via the game’s official website, which clarified that while Brazilian domestic teams won’t be on FIFA 15’s proverbial team sheet, this year’s entry into the evergreen series will indeed feature the country’s national team.
“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. Thanks for your understanding as we continue to keep the lines of communication open with the Brazilian rights holders.”
In tandem with the news, EA Sports also unveiled the latest gameplay trailer for FIFA 15, which place a particular emphasis on player agility and refined ball control. And though ardent fans have come to expect this level of fine-tuning with each passing iteration, the footage above touts personalised player reactions and realistic animations all tailored to “bring a heightened level of responsiveness and fluidity to gameplay.”
FIFA 15 is poised to debut across a plethora of platforms come September 26th, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, Vita and PC.
Source: EA Sports