Apple TV+ has an incredible success on its hands with Ted Lasso. The series is dragging in award after award and is managing to put the streaming service more and more on the map. Is the next step here and will Jamie Tartt soon set foot in FIFA 23?
A cryptic tweet from the Ted Lasso account does seem to give that impression. Although it is mostly the reaction underneath that seems to drive gamers absolutely crazy.
Ted Lasso in FIFA 23?
A fictional character from a series on Apple TV+ in the world’s biggest soccer game: it just might become reality. On Twitter, Ted Lasso shared a photo showing numerous Motion Capture cameras. These are the cameras that can turn a person into a digital character. A character for a CGI movie or a game, in other words.
The most striking thing about the tweet is the account that then responds to it. You might already be expecting it, but it is the account of EA Sports FIFA. Something that gives the impression that the fun-loving American Football coach could just be in FIFA 23.
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– EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 20, 2022
The message comes nine days before FIFA 23 hits stores. Given the reaction, the impression of Ted Lasso being featured in a video game and the release date, it almost seems like it could not be any other way. A video on YouTube seems to confirm it. In it, we see AFC Richmond and Ted Lasso in the game.
What exactly does the collaboration look like?
There are many questions that come up immediately upon seeing the tweets and the video. How exactly will the characters be playable? For example, is this only in friendly matches or are they also in different game modes like Ultimate Team and Career?
If you have no idea who Ted Lasso is at all, it is possible to get acquainted with the soccer coach in advance. The first two seasons of the comedy series are currently available to stream in full on Apple TV+.